Facebook has taken down Trump-affiliated pages.

After Facebook’s independent monitoring board upheld a decision to temporarily ban him from the network, former US president Donald Trump took to Twitter to vent his frustration. According to the board, Facebook must “reconsider” its indefinite ban on Donald Trump within six months. A ban was upheld, but the board released a statement condemning Facebook’s decision-making process anyway. The board agreed that Facebook’s suspension at the time was reasonable, but said an “indefinite” ban was unacceptable. The board says that Facebook is attempting to evade its obligations by imposing a “vague, standardless punishment” and then turning the matter over to the board. During a conference call with reporters, the co-chair of the oversight board claimed that extended sentences “do not pass the international smell test.” In a statement issued in reaction to the board’s decision, Mr Trump accused social media firms of impeding his free speech. Facebook, Twitter, and Google’s actions are an “absolute disgrace” and an “embarrassment to our country,” President Trump said. If these shady social media companies aren’t punished, they will never again be able to wreak havoc on our Electoral Process.” “Facebook has announced that they would review its indefinite ban since they have received a recommendation to do so. Following the vote of the board, Facebook’s Vice President of Global Affairs and Communication, Nick Clegg, stated in a blog post that the company would implement a reaction that is both reasonable and unambiguous.

On January 6, all of President Trump’s social media accounts were deactivated as a result of a slew of posts that he had published in the days leading up to the uprising in the United States Capitol. Facebook has never blocked a president, prime minister, or other head of state over a post they had authored, and this is unlikely to ever happen.” Our love for you is unending. In the first message, he informed the rioters, “You are a one-of-a-kind individual.” Later, he lauded them as “outstanding Americans” and asked them to “remember this day forever” The messages violated Facebook’s policy against praising or supporting violent people, the board said. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at the time of the suspension that allowing the president to use the service was too risky. The company organized an independent board of academics, attorneys, and human rights advocates to study the restriction and decide whether or not to lift it. As a result of complaints about Facebook’s handling of problematic material, the board, which makes final decisions on a small percentage of the challenging content selections, was established as an independent entity. The decision is final.