Facebook Oversight Board Set to Rule on Trump Ban
Facebook has scheduled an announcement for 9 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday on whether former President Donald J. Trump can regain his megaphone on the site.
An independent panel called the Facebook Oversight Board is expected to announce whether the company should keep or lift its ban on the former president. The company indefinitely suspended Mr. Trump’s account on Jan. 7, after he used social media accounts to incite a mob of supporters to attack the Capitol a day earlier.
Here are key facts to know about the Facebook Oversight Board and its decision:
What is the Facebook Oversight Board?
The board is a panel of about 20 former political leaders, human rights activists and journalists picked by Facebook to deliberate the company’s…