Trump Social Media Ban

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YouTube to lift Trump's suspension when risk of violence has receded
YouTube to lift Trump's suspension when risk of violence has receded
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Susan Wojcicki, YouTube's CEO, has said Thursday that Donald Trump's account could see its supsension lifted once the risk of violence has receded.

“The channel remains suspended due to the risk of incitement to violence,” Wojcicki said. “We will turn the account back on. But it will be when we see the reduced law enforcement in capitals in the U.S, if we don’t see different warnings coming out of government agencies, those would all be signals to us that it would be safe to turn the channel back on.”

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Facebook refers final decision of Trump account suspension to its oversight board
Facebook refers final decision of Trump account suspension to its oversight board
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Facebook has referred the final decision of Trump's account suspension to its oversight board, an external institution set up to review the company's "most difficult and significant decisions." The board's final decision can not "be overruled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg or anyone else at Facebook."

"We believe our decision was necessary and right," so Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president of global affairs and communications. "Given its significance, we think it is important for the board to review it and reach an independent judgment on whether it should be upheld."

Business • Economy
Angela Merkel criticizes Trump's social media ban
Angela Merkel
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German government criticizes the permanent blocking of Trump's social media accounts. Merkel pointed out that freedom of expression as a fundamental right should only be restricted by legislation and not by companies.

In principle, the German government condemns statements inciting hatred and violence and is in favor of regulating social networks.