MENLO PARK, CALIF. – An advisory board for Facebook has affirmed the social media giant’s ban of former President Donald Trump.
Facebook took the action after Trump issued statements on his Facebook page on Jan. 6, during the Capitol Hill riots.
Twitter and Instagram have also banned Trump in what is widely viewed as a historic move against a sitting U.S. president.
However, the advisory board calls for a review of the matter in six months.
The board added that it was “not appropriate for Facebook to impose the indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension.”
Facebook’s normal penalties include removing the violating content, imposing a time-bound period of suspension, or permanently disabling the page and account, the board said in a statement.
The advisory board asks that Facebook review this matter “to determine and justify a proportionate response that is consistent with the rules that are applied to other users of its platform.”