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Former President Donald Trump’s Facebook ban is sticking around for now, following the decision from Facebook’s Oversight Board to uphold its original ban from earlier this year. And Trump is not pleased, according to his first official statement.
“Free speech has been taken away from the President of the United States,” an emailed statement from Trump obtained by The New York Times reads, calling for a “political price” to be paid not just by Facebook, but by Google and Twitter as well.
Facebook’s Oversight Board is a panel of independent experts established to oversee high-stakes moderation and policy disputes on the social media platform. In its decision, the Oversight Board explained that while Facebook’s initial decision to suspend…