The network suspended his account four months ago for inciting violence
Donald Trump is currently unable to return to Facebook.
The board of supervisors of the semi-independent body of the social network voted on Wednesday to resign the former US president. Facebook caused a fatal riot at Congress headquarters on January 6 for inciting violence, so it suspended its account four months ago.
Although the board of directors maintained the suspension of execution in its statement, the board blamed Facebook for the way it made the decision.
The agency stated that the continued risk of severe violence justified the suspension of the account at the time, but stated that “It was inappropriate for Facebook to impose an indefinite suspension.”
The board said that Facebook tried to evade its responsibility by imposing “vague and non-standard sanctions” and then referred the case to the board for resolution.
The agency agreed with the social network, and Trump’s two posts on January 6 “seriously violated” the content standards of Facebook and Instagram.
“We love. You are very special,” he said in the first article about the attack on the Capitol. He also told them that they are “great patriots” and that this day will be “forever remembered.” The board stated that these posts violated Facebook’s prohibition on praising or supporting people involved in violent acts.
The board said that Facebook has six months to review the “arbitrary punishment” it imposed on January 7 and decide on another punishment that reflects “serious violations and the possibility of future harm.”
The board added that the new sanctions must be “clear, necessary and proportionate” and consistent with Facebook’s rules that seriously violated its rules.
The agency said that if Facebook decides to reactivate Trump’s account, the company must be able to resolve new violations in a timely manner.
Trump’s spokesperson has no comment at this time.
The board of directors has 20 members, which will eventually increase to 40, but did not disclose how it voted.
The former president was also permanently banned from using Twitter.