Former US President Donald Trump could have his Facebook account this week.
On Wednesday, Facebook’s oversight board will finally announce if Trump will be able to use the social media site again after being banned for four months.
The oversight board was supposed to make the announcement in mid-April but delayed it.
The board prolonged it even further by saying that the announcement will be made on Wednesday this week.
The decision comes following months of careful deliberation over the decision and outrage over Facebook’s censorship of conservative views.
After banning Trump from the platform, the Silicon Valley giant then banned an interview he’d given to his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, which was his first on-camera appearance since he left the white house.
Despite the ban, Facebook still allowed clips of Trump’s past TV and phone interviews that he had given to appear on the fan pages of media outlets like CNN and Fox.
The company also censored posts throughout Trump’s presidency and afterward.
Facebook is not the only social media platform to ban the Ex-POTUS as Twitter also suspended Trump’s account, claiming he helped to fuel the riot.
Facebook’s oversight board consists of 20 people, five of whom are American while the majority are left-leaning. Their expertise varies between academia, politics, and philanthropy. Some also work in human rights.
The oversight board was created last year with the first four members and was chosen directly by Facebook. They then worked with the social media giant to select the other members.
Last year, Facebook was heavily criticized when its board was announced with critics saying that the so-called ‘politically neutral’ panel was full of left-wing luminaries like former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
Meanwhile, Twitter has not announced if it will ever let Trump back on its platform.
Since losing his social media pages, Trump has communicated with supporters through email blasts from his office.