Facebook oversight board to rule on suspended Trump account

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Trump Breaks Silence, Calls on GOP to Replace McConnell.The former president issued a 600-word attack against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday.If Republican senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again, Donald Trump, via 'The New York Times'.The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political "leaders" like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm, Donald Trump, via 'The New York Times'.Trump was responding to scathing remarks McConnell made about him after the Senate voted to acquit the former president of his impeachment charges.There is no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day, Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader, via 'The New York Times'.McConnell made the statement on the Senate floor after voting to acquit Trump.While the vote played out in Trump's favor, it was the most bipartisan Senate vote to impeach a president in the history of the U.S.Both men blame each other for Republican Senate losses in the 2020 elections.McConnell has been elected to lead the GOP an unprecedented eight times by unanimous vote

Former President Donald Trump will find out this week whether he gets to return to Facebook

Former President Donald Trump will find out this week whether he gets to return to Facebook.

The social network’s quasi-independent Oversight Board says it will announce its decision Wednesday on a case concerning the former president.

Trump's account was suspended for inciting violence that led to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

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After years of treating Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric with a light touch, Facebook and Instagram silenced his accounts Jan. 7, saying at the time he’d be suspended “at least” through the end of his presidency.

Facebook set up the oversight panel to rule on thorny issues about content on its platforms, in response to widespread criticism about its inability to respond swiftly and effectively to misinformation, hate speech and nefarious influence campaigns.