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Oversight board rules against Facebook on post criticizing French President Emmanuel Macron

Oversight board rules against Facebook on post criticizing French President Emmanuel Macron

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Feb. 12 (UPI) -- An international social media watchdog said Friday Facebook acted too hastily and should reinstate a post criticizing French President Emmanuel Macron and urging Muslims to possibly turn to violence. The 40-member Oversight Board, made up of human rights and legal experts around the world, said the post did not represent an imminent threat and deleting it was a disproportionate restriction. Advertisement The same board will decide whether Facebook was right in banning the account of former President Donald Trump, a ruling that could come next month. The post placed in a forum for Indian Muslims in October 2020 referred to Macron as a devil, called to boycott French products and included a meme that read in its English translation: "If the tongue of the kafir starts agains...