Trump critics call for permanent Facebook ban of ex-president

New York (AFP) – Calling Donald Trump a “clear and present danger,” scholars and civil rights advocates on Friday urged Facebook to permanently ban the former US president from the platform. Critics of the social media company along with strong advocates of unfettered political discourse called on Facebook’s oversight board to endorse the decision to boot Trump from the platform in the aftermath of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. A public comment period ended Friday with more than 9,000 submissions regarding the case, according to the board. The social network itself has asked the inde…

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