Facebook is given six-month deadline to make final Trump ruling

The social network’s oversight board has slammed its handling of the suspension of the former US president from its platforms

Donald Trump’s Facebook account was suspended indefinitely during the January 6 riots at Capitol Hill but the social media company has since failed to resolve the situation

Facebook’s ban on Donald Trump from all of its platforms has been upheld, for now, but the company did not get what it hoped for from its oversight board.

The social network hoped the committee would give a final ruling on it should do with Trump’s account. Instead the board set a six-month deadline for Facebook to make its own decision, while also criticising its handling of the matter.

The oversight board, set up in ...