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Trump’s account ban on Facebook will remain in operation, says COO Sheryl Sandberg

  • The social networking podium started acting strongly to Donald Trump’s posts when it received an advertiser boycott during this summer
  • Trump could have appealed for the removal of his content through Facebook’s new Oversight Board, but the company proclaimed in no way the President could appeal the suspension through the board

After Donald Trump’s exasperated supporters created bedlam in the United States capitol, social networking giants such as Twitter, Facebook, and many others removed Trump’s account on an urgent basis to maintain peace and security in the country. 

In the middle of several speculations that the social networking platforms including Facebook would open Trump’s account again, but Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer (COO) clearly stated that they are not planning to bar the block as of now. The President’s supporters are using the platform to generate violence in the country.

During Reuter’s Next Conference, the COO mentioned that they are happy to continue the ban because the exiting President and his supporters claimed that many of the platforms were misused and there was fraud in the US presidential election. According to the authorities, Trump could have appealed for the removal of his content through Facebook’s new Oversight Board, but the company proclaimed in no way the President could appeal the suspension through the board.

The Facebook board of directors for a very long time have taken a very light approach in removing content posted by politicians even if they went beyond certain limits as it felt that people have the right to see and post their opinions on the content. The social networking podium started acting strongly to Trump’s posts when it received an advertiser boycott during this summer. Initially, Facebook turned down to act against Trump’s illicit eloquence during the anti-racism protests in the country.

Of late, Google has taken out the United States-based microblogging platform Parler from PlayStore where most of the angry supporters of Trump are joining after the Cupertino tech giant removed the social media site from the app store, stating that the posts were calling for violence and posing a threat to the security of the country.

Reuters exclusively said that Facebook’s stock closed down 4 percent on Monday, as social networks’ moves against Trump spurred concern among investors over future regulation. Twitter, which permanently suspended Trump, tumbled over 6 percent while Alphabet lost 2 percent.

When Reuters asked Sandberg and Zuckerberg about their roles in the future, she said “I’m staying. Both of us feel we have a real responsibility to fix the systems that didn’t work before to protect our service and to make sure great things can happen.”

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