The ban on Donald Trump’s Facebook account will remain in place, the platform’s Oversight Board said.
“The Board found that, in maintaining an unfounded narrative of electoral fraud and persistent calls to action, Mr. Trump created an environment where a serious risk of violence was possible,” the board wrote in a statement.
However, the board says that “it was not appropriate for Facebook to impose” an indefinite suspension on Trump’s account and calls on the company to review this decision within the next six months to “determine and justify a proportionate response that is consistent with the rules that are applied to other users of its platform.”
Facebook executive Nick Clegg confirmed that Trump will remain suspended while the platform reviews the initial decision.
Trump was suspended from Facebook platforms following the deadly insurrection at the Capitol on January 6.
While Facebook considers allowing Trump back on their platform, other social media giants like Twitter permanently banned his accounts shortly after the posts about the insurrection.