Facebook’s oversight board will announce its ruling on whether former President Donald Trump’s account should be reinstated or remain suspended on Wednesday morning, the group said.
The ruling, which Facebook has said will be binding, could usher in Trump’s return to the world’s biggest social network — or cut him off permanently from yet another major online platform. It will also mark the highest-profile test to date for the board, which has overturned a series of Facebook’s decisions, but not yet ruled on a case of this magnitude.
The company suspended Trump from Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram on Jan. 7, one day after his supporters stormed the Capitol in an attack organized across numerous platforms. Facebook said at the time his account posed risk of inciting more violence.