Facebook announced Friday that Donald J. Trump’s suspension from service would last at least two years, the first time since Company cut him off in January.
The company said Trump could be reinstated in January 2023 when it would then call in experts to decide “whether the risk to public safety has decreased,” Facebook said. The company banned the former president from service after posting comments on the Uprising in the Capitol.
“Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension,” said Nick Clegg, vice president of global affairs at Facebook, wrote in a company blog post“We believe his actions constituted a grave violation of our rules that deserves the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols.”
In the event of a reinstatement, Trump will face a series of “rapidly escalating sanctions” for further violations, up to and including the permanent blocking of his account.