Facebook suspends former U.S. President Trump’s account for two years

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(Reuters) -Facebook Inc on Friday suspended former U.S. President Donald Trump from its platform until at least January 2023 in a decision that has been watched closely for signals on how the company will treat rule-breaking world leaders in the future. The social media giant’s independent oversight board in May upheld its block on Trump, which was enforced in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol over concerns that his posts were inciting violence. However, the board ruled it was wrong to make the ban indefinite and gave it six months to determine a “proportionate response.” Trump’s…

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