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In a speech on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”, Clegg said an “independent board of directors” had come to the conclusion that Facebook had full rights to ban Trump on January 7th, but there were problems with the Way it was done.
According to Clegg, the board of directors said, “Facebook was right to suspend Donald Trump because of the extraordinary, very grave circumstances at the Capitol in early January. But that Facebook did it vaguely and openly wrong.” and that we had to find clearer due procedures, standards and penalties, which we have now done. We have now determined what penalties will apply to these very rare cases that I hope will continue to be. “
Clegg added, “We hope, however, that reasonable observers will believe that we are acting as sensibly and proportionately as possible in these very difficult circumstances.”
Stimulated by Stephanopoulos’ question about “a bright red line,” Clegg said a key factor in deciding whether someone should be banned is whether to encourage violence.
“One of the brightest of those red lines,” said Clegg, “as you just implied is that no matter who you are, you can be the Pope, the Queen of England, the President of the United States, you can not using our services, and I hope most people would find it reasonable to endorse, encourage, incite or praise violence, and that – and I hope most would agree, is something we just do to do. don’t want to be on social media. “
For his part, Trump was critical of Facebook in a speech in North Carolina on Saturday.
“They say they may allow me back in two years. No, I am not – I am not too interested in it. They may allow me back in two years, “he said, adding on Facebook,” We have to stop this. We can’t let it. So unfair. “