Twitter Erupts With Jokes After Trump Launches New Social 'Platform'

What you need to know about the board deciding Trump's fate on Facebook

The panel has received more than 9,000 comments in the case.

After being silenced for months by the major social media platforms, former President Donald Trump has launched a new platform to share his thoughts with his followers.

The oversight board has the final say on what is removed or allowed to remain on the world's biggest social network.

Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc now have rules that give world leaders, elected officials and political candidates greater latitude than ordinary users. It has implications not only for Trump but for tech companies, world leaders and people across the political spectrum - many of whom have wildly conflicting views of the proper role for technology companies when it comes to regulating online speech and protecting people from abuse and misinformation.

Trump has been banned by social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube since January's deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that led to him being impeached for a second time.

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Facebook has asked its oversight board to give recommendations along with the Trump decision, while Twitter opened a public survey.

Jameel Jaffer, executive director of Columbia University's Knight First Amendment Institute, said the issue is more complex than simply evaluating Trump's comments. CBSN is now available on CBSNews.com and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the Paramount+ subscription service.

"These engineering decisions are often invisible, but they determine which speech proliferates on the platform, how quickly it spreads, who sees it, and in what context they see it".

The board is an independent, court-like entity for appealing content decisions on Facebook-owned platforms.

Elizabeth Renieris, director of the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab, said the ruling is unlikely to end the controversy about content moderation.

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