• By The Financial District

FACEBOOK BAN ON TRUMP STAYS

Facebook’s ban of Donald Trump has been upheld by a company-appointed panel after his posts about the Capitol riot, Erin Schaff reported for the New York Times.

The panel, a group of journalists, activists, academics and lawyers, ruled that the ban was justified at the time but added that the company should reassess the decision to make the ban “indefinite” and make a final decision in six months.


The ruling diminished the prospect of the former president’s return to mainstream social media and renewed a debate about big tech’s power over free speech. Republicans blasted the decision as “disgraceful.”


What happens on Facebook has such big consequences, its quasi-independent Oversight Board can do only so much, our tech Schaff stressed. Earlier, critics said the oversight panel was a mere appendage of Facebook, which remains judge, jury and executioner of the tech giant, the Associated Press (AP) reported.



WEEKLY FEATURE : TRUEMONEY PHILIPPINES BUCKS THE COVID-19 CHALLENGE

Happyornot makes feedback terminals measuring customer satisfaction sing smiley-face buttons.