Facebook’s oversight board has delayed a ruling on whether to reinstate former President Donald Trump’s account to “the coming weeks."

Why it's postponing: The board, made up of lawyers, scholars and other outside experts, had 90 days to review Trump's indefinite suspension after Facebook referred his case to the panel on Jan. 21. But the board said Friday it needed to push back the deadline due to the immense public interest in the case.

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In February, the board extended the deadline for the public to submit comments on how they should rule and later disclosed they had received over 9,000 submissions, a figure that dwarfed entries for prior cases they have reviewed.

The panel said Friday that delay caused them to shift back the deadline for a final decision. Read more at Politico