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Facebook Was Right To Deplatform Trump But The Rules Did Not Apply Oversight Board Director

I want to bring it now the director of Facebook’s oversight board that we’ve been talking about Thomas Hughes for his first television interview since this decision was announced Mr. Hughes I think we have good morning thank you for being with is left ‘s start a ere hear how is this is about the oversight board not anything more than simply a 6-month punt if the decision the decision is a bright Raven surfers you know the board has found that the suspension of former.

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Believe based on what you see in the board has seen over the last several months of deliberations here hear you believe Facebook as a partisan organization and its my apply my applying the rules that the divorce has rejected by taking on both the recommendations by making sure that it is functioning in a transparent manner that it is clear that uses find if the the enforcement actions that they may face predictable and understandable.

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of the independence of the board which is funded by a trust it has been painting to buy Facebook itself so why should users trust you and the rest of the board to make good independent decisions the phone ast Poltergeist temperature in Independence Poltergeist structural Independence in the bars as you pointed out there is a trust by there are insulated from now so they have a responsibility for many of them the herald Facebook all my at a of of town we’re almost out of time here Mister jiu’s but before we go I just want to ask you in your personal opinion what do you believe Facebook should do within the next six months as it relates to former President Trump in his ean I mean I will get back to the decision of the boys I think the main thing is to to look at what the board is saying you know it’s time to Facebook didn’t find the right kind of pet should be applied on how do you distribute head of that Facebook oversight board at the centre of all the news this morning in the political world and Beyond Beyond.

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