Facebook Oversight Board Member Goes Rogue, Eviscerates the Social Media Platform: ‘Their Rules Are in Shambles’

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Facebook can’t even keep a lid on its staff. Following the Facebook Oversight Board’s decision to uphold the platform-wide ban against former President Donald Trump, one high-ranking member of the board is blowing the whistle on Facebook’s hypocrisy. Michael McConnell, a former federal judge and current co-chairman of the Facebook Oversight Board, told Fox News‘ Chris Wallace on Sunday that the platform’s rules are in “shambles.” “Mr. Trump is subject to the same rules on Facebook as everyone else, and the oversight board held that this was, in fact, a violation, and thus Facebook was justified in taking them down,” McConnell said of Trump’s Jan. 6 posts to Twitter and Facebook. Two of Trump’s posts in particular were the cause for his ban, according to the Oversight Board. The case decision upholding the former president’s ban reads, “‘We love you. You’re very special’ in the first post and ‘great patriots’ and ‘remember this day forever’ in the second post violated Facebook’s rules prohibiting praise or support of people engaged in violence.” What the board criticized, however, was the ban’s indefinite nature.

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