6 May 2021

Donald Trump to remain banned from Facebook - for now

From Morning Report, 7:56 am on 6 May 2021

The former US President Donald Trump will not be allowed to return to Facebook or Instagram - at least for the moment.

Trump's social media accounts were suspended indefinitely in January, for posts he made before the violent storming of the US Capitol by his supporters.

Facebook's Oversight Board ruled overnight that his posts "severely violated" the platform's rules, but it also criticised Facebook, saying it cannot make the ban "indefinite".

Washington correspondent Simon Marks spoke to Morning Report.