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Facebook board's Trump decision could have wider impacts

9 days ago   |   By Chron

Since the day after the deadly Jan. 6 riots on the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump's social media accounts have been silent - muzzled for inciting violence using the platforms as online megaphones.
On Wednesday, his fate on Facebook, the biggest social platform around, will be decided. The company's quasi-independent Oversight Board will announce its ruling around 9 a.m. ET. If it rules in Trump's favor, Facebook has seven days to reinstate the account. If the board upholds Facebook's decision, Trump will remain “indefinitely” suspended.
Politicians, free speech experts and...
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With few GOP allies, Ted Cruz took refuge at Mar-a-Lago with former President Trump

With few GOP allies, Ted Cruz took refuge at Mar-a-Lago with former President Trump

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Politics make strange bedfellows - and dinner companions.
On Tuesday night, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz posted a photo of himself enjoying dinner with former President Donald Trump at Trump's Mar-a-Lago property.
"Had a great dinner tonight with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago. He's in great spirits! We spent the evening talking about working together to re-take the House & Senate in 2022," Cruz wrote.
You young kids won't believe it, but there was a time when TedCruz wasn't a Trump bootlicker. pic.twitter.com/AGQ72nhuSb - Jeff Jacoby May 5, 2021
This candlelit dinner may come...
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Trump anxiously awaits Facebook's decision about restoring his account which is seen as 'essential for his future political viability'

Trump anxiously awaits Facebook's decision about restoring his account which is seen as 'essential for his future political viability'

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Tuesday night could be a sleepless night for former President Donald Trump as he awaits a crucial decision from Facebook over whether he can be replatformed - a move that he and his inner circle see as vital to a possible 2024 presidential campaign, according to a new Axios report.
The social media platform is expected to announce its decision in the matter Wednesday morning, after indefinitely banning him from the site in January , following the Capitol insurrection that saw a mob of pro-Trump rioters storm the US capitol.
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