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Facebook board's Trump decision could have wider impacts

2 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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Donald Trump is a blogger now

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump.
Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Trump launched a personal blog on Tuesday.
The website will allow Trump to share statements, images, and videos directly with his followers.
Trump was kicked off of major social media platforms like Twitter after the Capitol attack in January.
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Former presidents often start charities once they're out of the White House in order to keep themselves busy and find a sense of purpose. Donald Trump has started a personal post-presidential blog. Months after getting banned from...
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EXPLAINER: Will Donald Trump return to Facebook?

2 days ago   |   By Chron

Former President Donald Trump will find out whether he gets to return to Facebook on Wednesday, when the social network's quasi-independent Oversight Board plans to announce its ruling in the high-profile case.
The decision likely to stir up strong feelings no matter which way it goes. If the board rules in Trump's favor, Facebook has 30 days to reinstate his account. If it upholds Facebook's decision, Trump will remain “indefinitely suspended.” That means he'll remain banned from the platform for as long as Facebook sees fit.
Here's how the process works and what might happen after...
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