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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said the company has “no plans” to lift its ban on President Donald Trump.
“[We have] no plans to lift it right now,” said Sandberg.
“At least through the transition we’ve been very clear.”
“There’s obviously so much happening, and this is such a big step. We will definitely let people know and be very transparent about any changes to that.”
Facebook shows “that not even a president is above the policies we have.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg locked President Trump out of his Facebook and Instagram accounts “indefinitely.”
“So why did we do it? We have clearly established principles that say you cannot call for violence,” said Sandberg of Trump’s ban. “In this moment, we took down those posts that we thought may be calling for violence or were calling for violence, immediately.”
“But in this moment, the risk to our democracy is too big that we felt we had to take the unprecedented step of what is an indefinite ban, and I’m glad we did,” she added.