Is Trump back on Facebook? Facebook Oversight Board will rule whether his ban lifts or becomes permanent today

USA Today

By Jessica Guynn

Four months after his ouster from Facebook and Instagram, former president Donald Trump will learn Wednesday whether he can reconnect with tens of millions of followers or be permanently barred from both social media platforms.

A return to Facebook would be a boon for outreach and fundraising should Trump run for president again in 2024. In 2016 and in 2020, Trump tapped Facebook to energize his base and raise campaign cash.

Whatever the decision from Facebook's quasi-independent Oversight Board, it is certain to unleash a wave of fury, either from conservatives who've accused the nation's leading technology companies of censoring Trump or liberals who say the former president's election falsehoods still present a dangerous threat

Publish : 2021-05-05 12:47:00

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