Fb’s Oversight Board has confirmed that it obtained an announcement from former President Donald Trump relating to the case of whether or not or to not hold the ban towards him in place.

“We will affirm {that a} consumer assertion has been obtained within the case earlier than the Oversight Board regarding President Trump’s Fb and Instagram accounts,” a spokesperson said in an announcement. 

Fb requested the board’s “observations or suggestions on suspensions when the consumer is a political chief,” an indication that the board’s resolution on Trump may affect how the platform handles future bans on world leaders.

Final month, Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Trump had been banned from Fb and Instagram indefinitely following the Capitol rebellion, which occurred after the previous president incited his supporters to disrupt the electoral certification of President Joe Biden’s win.

The surprising occasions of the final 24 hours clearly reveal that President Donald Trump intends to make use of his remaining time in workplace to undermine the peaceable and lawful transition of energy to his elected successor, Joe Biden,” Zuckerberg wrote on January 7, the day after the assault, which left 5 folks, together with a Capitol Police officer, lifeless. “His resolution to make use of his platform to condone slightly than condemn the actions of his supporters on the Capitol constructing has rightly disturbed folks within the US and around the globe. We eliminated these statements yesterday as a result of we judged that their impact — and sure their intent — could be to impress additional violence.”

Trump criticized Fb and Twitter for eradicating him from their platforms, accusing the businesses of being “divisive.”

“I believe that Large Tech is doing a horrible factor for our nation and to our nation and I imagine it’s going to be a catastrophic mistake for them,” Trump instructed reporters just a few days after each bans went into impact.