Facebook Oversight Board delays decision on Trump reinstatement

Facebook’s Oversight Board said Friday it will delay, by a few weeks, announcing its decision on whether to allow former President Donald Trump back on the platform because of the large amount of public feedback that it needs to take into consideration.

The social media giant first referred its suspension of Trump’s posting privileges to the Board in mid-January, after Trump was banned from both Facebook and Instagram indefinitely for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

“We extended the public comments deadline for this case, receiving 9,000+ responses,” the Facebook Oversight Board said in a statement Friday. “The Board’s commitment to carefully reviewing all comments has
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