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05/05/2021 | Press release | Archived content

James P. Steyer, CEO and Founder of Common Sense, on Facebook Oversight Board's Decision on Trump Ban

SAN FRANCISCO -- James P. Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense, issued the following statement in reaction to the Facebook Oversight Board's Decision on Donald Trump Ban:

'Donald Trump should have been permanently banned from Facebook a long time ago. What people need to understand now is that the Oversight Board, which has still left the door open on this issue, is not the cure for what ails us on social media. Misinformation and disinformation is still rampant and a major threat to our democracy and to the well-being of kids and families. It must stop and the only way to protect our society is independent, democratically accountable oversight of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.'

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