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Trump Appeals Facebook, Instagram Suspension

Former United States President, Donald Trump has appealed his suspension by social media giant Facebook, both on Facebook and Instagram.

Recall that Facebook had suspended Trump indefinitely for breaching the social media platform rules.

The former president was also banned permanently from social media giant Twitter, owned by Jack Dorsey.

Trump appealed his ban to the Facebook Oversight Board, co-chaired by former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

Confirming the appeal, a spokesperson for the Oversight Board said in a statement that Trump’s appeal will not be considered, until about 10 weeks time.

She said: “We can confirm that a user statement has been received in the case before the Oversight Board concerning President Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts,” 

“We have decided that we are going to take this case,’ Thorning-Schmidt said on Tuesday in an interview with UK’s Channel Four.

“It’s a very high profile case but that is exactly why the Oversight Board was created in the first place.”

She added that they are inviting public feedback on the case for them to look at and they have ‘already received public comments in the thousands and thousands’.

“One thing I think is quite good about how we deal with these things is not only does Facebook have a statement about why they did what they did. The user can also put in their statement about their opinion,” she said.

“A third thing that can happen is that we are open for public comments about this particular case. We’ve already received public comments in the thousands and thousands.”

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