Facebook will keep the suspension of Donald Trump's account for two years.

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His profile has been blocked since last January 7, accused of inciting the violence that led to the assault on the United States Capitol.

Facebook announced this Friday that it would maintain the suspension of Donald Trump's account for two years. His profile has been suspended since January 7, accused of inciting violence in the United States capital.

Today, we confirm, for a limited time, the protocol we are applying for in Mr. Trump's accounts. Given the seriousness of the circumstances that led to the suspension of your account, we believe that your actions are in gross violation of our rules, which deserve the highest penalties available under the new implementation protocol. "We will suspend your accounts for two years from the date of the initial suspension on January 7 this year," the social network said in a statement.

He then explained that they would evaluate "if the risk to public safety has diminished at the end of this period. We will assess external factors, including violence, restrictions on peaceful assembly, and other indicators of civil unrest. Suppose we determine that there is still a serious risk to public safety. In that case, we will extend the restriction for a specified period and continue to reassess until that risk has diminished. "

When the suspension is finally lifted, there will be a tougher set of fast-growing sanctions that could lead to more Trump violations in the future, including the permanent deletion of his pages and accounts.

Facebook also highlighted that in establishing a two-year ban on serious violations, "there is a long-standing need for it to allow a safe period after provocative actions, which Mr. Trump. This is important to prevent Trump and others from doing such things.

We are grateful that the Oversight Board acknowledged that our original decision to suspend Trump's account under extraordinary circumstances at this time was correct and necessary.

But we acknowledge that we do not have the proper application protocol to respond to such extraordinary events. "Now that we have them, we hope and hope that they are only viable in rare circumstances," he said.

And he continued: We know that whatever restrictions we impose, or decide not to enforce, will be controversial. Many believe it was inappropriate for a private company like Facebook to suspend the outgoing president from its platform, and many others believe that Trump should be ousted immediately. Should have We know that today's decision will be criticized by many in the opposition. Still, our job is to decide in the most proportionate, fair, and transparent way, as instructed by the Oversight Board.

Finally, he said: Of course, this approval only applies to our services: Mr. Trump is and will remain free to express himself publicly through other means. Our vision reflects how we strive to balance the values ​​of freedom of expression and security in our services to our customers, as embodied in our social norms. Other social media companies have taken a different approach, either banning Trump from their services permanently or confirming that they can resume using their benefits when conditions allow. Will "

In January, the company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, said the suspension had been extended because of a platform to create a violent uprising against the democratically elected government.

"We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue using our services during this period are very high," Zuckerberg wrote on his personal Facebook account at the time.