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Tags: facebook | ban | suspension | social media | censorship | conservative bias | free speech

Facebook Has No Plans to Lift Trump's Suspension

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By    |   Tuesday, 19 January 2021 05:27 PM EST

President Donald Trump's indefinite suspension on Facebook reportedly will remain after he leaves office Wednesday.

Sources told NBC News that Facebook had no current plan to lift the suspension after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn shortly after noon ET.

Last week, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said the company "had no plans" to lift Trump's ban, per The Hill.

Facebook indefinitely suspended Trump's account following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The company said the ban would last at least through the end of his term.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said then the "risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great."

The suspension also applied to Trump's account on Facebook-owned Instagram, a photo-sharing app.

Facebook had not responded to The Hill for confirmation and comment.

Social media companies Twitter and Snapchat permanently removed Trump's accounts. YouTube temporarily suspended the president's account, while Reddit has banned a Trump forum that was not hosted officially by Trump.

Twitter, which Trump used often to reach supporters, was the first social media company to ban the president permanently.

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey said he took "no pride" in banning Trump from the site.

"I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here," Dorsey tweeted. "After a clear warning we'd take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter."

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