Former US President Donald Trump fumes at new extension of Facebook ban
Zuckerberg banned Trump from the platform in the wake of the Capitol riot, saying it was too great a risk to America
Donald Trump has lashed out at Facebook after the social media giant announced it was extending a suspension of the former president’s accounts until early 2023 due to the "risk to public safety."
In a statement issued on Friday Mark Zuckerburg’s platform said they would extend the ban at the end of that period and continue to re-evaluate “until that risk has receded."
"Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr Trump’s suspension, we believe his actions constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols,” the statement reads.
Facebook chief Zuckerberg banned Trump from the platform in the wake of the Capitol riot, saying it was too great a risk to America for Trump to remain on the platform.
That initial suspension which came down on January 7 remains in place and when the new ban is eventually lifted "there will be a strict set of rapidly escalating sanctions that will be triggered" if Trump disobeys the rules.