New York (CNN) Michael McConnell, co-chair of the Facebook Oversight Board, defended the board's recommendation to continue the suspension of former President Donald Trump's Facebook account over statements he made in the immediate aftermath of the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol.
"Mr. Trump is subject to the same rules on Facebook as everyone else and the oversight board held that this was in fact a violation, and thus Facebook was justified in taking them down."
McConnell did note that the board also found Facebook's rules are in "shambles" and have made recommendations to the company to increase transparency.
"They needed some time because their rules are shambles, they are not transparent, they are unclear, they are internally inconsistent," McConnell said.
He added, "we gave a series of recommendations about how to make their rules clearer and more consistent."
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