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Facebook exec implied Trump's suspension would continue past 2023 if he encouraged violence but not if he spread lies

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Facebook Vice President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg during an appearance on ABC News’ “This Week.”

Facebook’s VP of Global Affairs on Sunday shed light on the company’s decision to suspend Trump for two years. He affirmed the company’s view that Trump would be allowed back in 2023 so long as there wasn’t a risk to public safety. He said he didn’t think Facebook should be tasked with verifying the content users post for “precise accuracy.” See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, said Sunday that whether former President Donald Trump encourages violence would be the key factor that determines if he is allowed to use its platform in the future.

“It’s very difficult for me to make hypothetical judgements,” Clegg told George Stephanopoulos during an appearance on ABC News’ “This Week.”

Stephanopoulos noted that Trump had once more repeated false claims at a Saturday night rally in North Carolina, the former president’s first public speaking engagement in three months. As The New York Times reported, Trump at the rally repeated his false claims about the 2020 election