There might be a good chance we see President Trump on Facebook and Instagram again.
Facebook’s Oversight Board has reported that President Trump has sent them an appeal to reinstate his Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt who is a co-chair of the Oversight Board said a decision will be made in the near future whether President Trump’s Facebook and Instagram pages will be reinstated.
The Oversight Board consists of 19 people who are former politicians, journalist and professors.
Hopefully, his accounts get put back up, but I’m sure the Oversight Board is filled with far-left activists.
— The Hill (@thehill) February 24, 2021
— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) February 23, 2021
Former President Trump has appealed directly to Facebook’s Oversight Board to rejoin the platform – Channel 4 News understands.
Helle Thorning-Schmidt, co-chair of content review group, tells @jonsnowC4 'We have decided that we are going to take this case'
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— Hayley Barlow (@Hayley_Barlow) February 23, 2021
USA Today covered the story, see what they had to share:
Trump’s indefinite suspension should be lifted, received an appeal on behalf of the former president arguing for his Facebook and Instagram accounts to be restored.
“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,” a spokesperson for the Oversight Board said in a statement.
The spokesperson declined further comment.
The Oversight Board has received about 9,000 comments from the public on the hotly contested question of whether to allow Trump access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts.
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) February 24, 2021
The Epoch Times shared these details on Trump’s appeal:
President Donald Trump has submitted a statement of appeal to an oversight board funded by Facebook in a bid to rejoin the platform. The decision is expected to take around two and a half months.
Former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who is a co-chair of the oversight board, told UK’s Channel 4 News that they are currently looking into the appeal concerning Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. The board was set up to be an independent group to hear users’ appeals and is comprised of 19 former politicians, journalists, and academics.
In a statement to The Epoch Times, the board confirmed that “a user statement has been received in the case before the Oversight Board concerning President Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.”
Thorning-Schmidt said that the board has 90 days to render a decision, adding that although the members would like to expedite the process, the time frame is necessary to allow for translations and experts to share their opinions.
It will be interesting to see if Trump’s appeal will overturn Facebook’s decision to censor him.
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