By: Alyssa Wilson
Former President Donald Trump’s Facebook account will be suspended until at least January 7, 2023, marking two years after he was first banned from the platform, Facebook announced.
After the 2023 date, Facebook will evaluate whether an account run by him remains a “risk to public safety,” The Hill reported. If the suspension is lifted, the former president will have to face strict sanctions for future violations.
In a blog post written by Nick Clegg, the platform’s Vice President of Global Affairs, the platform said, “In establishing the two year sanction for severe violations, we considered the need for it to be long enough to allow a safe period of time after the acts of incitement, to be significant enough to be a deterrent to Mr. Trump and others from committing such severe violations in future, and to be proportionate to the gravity of the violation itself.”
In May, Facebook’s Oversight Board announced they agreed with the platform’s decision to suspend former President Donald Trump’s accounts on Facebook and Instagram.
Trump was also banned from Twitter, Snapchat, Google, Apple, YouTube, TikTok, Reddit, Pinterest, Discord and Shopify.
This is a developing story that will be updated.