Facebook’s Oversight Board has upheld the company’s decision to block former President Donald Trump from its platforms, it announced Wednesday.
The ruling means that Trump will continue to be blocked from Facebook and Instagram. But the Board said an indefinite suspension of Trump’s account was inappropriate and the company has six months to lay out new penalties.
“However, it was not appropriate for Facebook to impose the indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension,” the board said in a statement explaining its decision. “Facebook’s normal penalties include removing the violating content, imposing a time-bound period of suspension, or permanently disabling the page and account.”
Facebook has 30 days to respond publicly, according to Oversight Board’s rules.