The world waits with bated breath while Facebook decides whether or not to kick out Donald Trump over the Jan. 6 demonstration at the U.S. Capitol.
The service has banned no liberal politicians, even after leftist riots racked U.S. cities all last year.
Facebook has its own “Supreme Court,” built on a tradition of jurisprudence reaching all the way back to last fall, and its first landmark case appears to be whether Trump should remain banned from the Internet social media club.
His future on Instagram is also up to the arbiters of justice.
The posting privileges of the former president were referred to the company’s “Oversight Board” for review, the Menlo Park company said in a Jan. 21 blog post, as reported by 5 KPIX in San Francisco.
“We think it is important for the board to review it and reach an independent judgment on whether it should be upheld,” wrote Nick Clegg, VP of global affairs. “While we await the board’s decision, Mr. Trump’s access will remain suspended indefinitely.”
Facebook and Instagram banned Trump’s account from posting for the remainder of his term in office after his supporters protested the highly questionable presidential election at the U.S. Capitol building. Doors and windows were broken and an unarmed Trump supporter was shot to death by law enforcement.
Twitter, Trump’s preferred social media platform, banned Trump permanently.
Violent, destructive nationwide protests all last year have resulted in no known bans of leftist politicians.