Facebook’s Oversight Board upholds temporary ban of Trump. The ex-president may be able to skirt it

Facebook’s Oversight Board today upheld the social media company’s decision to ban Donald Trump after the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Photo by Shutterstock.

The divide over Trumpism is growing, even as the ex-president’s removal from mainstream social media looks increasingly permanent. Today Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld the company’s decision to ban Trump a day after the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January. But the Oversight Board also said banning Trump indefinitely was not appropriate, and it gave Facebook six months to make a final decision.