Facebook announced Friday that Donald J. Trump’s suspension from service would last at least two years, setting a schedule for the ban for the first time since the company was suspended in January.
The company said Trump could be reinstated in January 2023, when it would then call in experts to decide “whether the risk to public safety has decreased,” Facebook said. The company banned the former president from service after commenting on the Capitol Riots.
“Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension,” Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, wrote on the company’s blog post, “we believe his actions were a grave violation of our rules who deserves the highest. “Penalty available under the new enforcement protocols.”
In the event of a reinstatement, Trump will face a series of “rapidly escalating sanctions” for further violations, up to and including the permanent blocking of his account.