Bloomberg Quicktake: 06/04/21
SocialFlow CEO Jim Anderson, appeared on Bloomberg Quicktake to provide commentary on Facebook’s official ruling announcement in response to the Oversight Board’s decision to ban Donald Trump for two years.
The decision to ban Trump has been affirmed today to avoid imminent controversy, the question now is if Facebook will reconsider providing the former U.S president access to his accounts in the future, which will depend on how important Trump is for their business.
Facebook stated they will only reinstate him if the risk to public safety has receded.
As for the Oversight Board, it appears to have provided Facebook protection from controversy. In the future we can expect to see a similar use of an independent oversight model by other social networks to deal with highly sensitive issues.