Facebook's ban on former President Trump’s account will continue following a decision issued by its independent oversight board Wednesday.

Trump has been suspended from the platform since earlier this year on the basis of posts made surrounding the deadly insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6. 

The board’s ruling is binding, and Facebook has seven days to enforce it.

The decision will leave Trump with limited ways to reach the public in the same way he did while president.

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Trump has been issuing statements to the press via email, and while many of them have been shared on social media widely, his reach and dominance over news cycles has clearly diminished.

The former president launched a feature on his personal website Tuesday that essentially amounts to a blog that would let his dedicated fans disseminate short posts to the social media sites that had banned him.

Unlike Facebook’s delayed decision on whether to reinstate Trump’s accounts, other social media platforms including Twitter permanently banned his account shortly after the posts about the insurrection.

The decision is the most consequential ruling the academics, former politicians, legal experts and journalists that make up the oversight board have weighed in on since Facebook launched the independent body.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to leave the fate of Trump’s Facebook account up to the Oversight Board drew widespread criticism from tech critics on the right and left. Read more at The Hill