Biden news – live: Trump Facebook ban to be reviewed as North Korea warns US heading for ‘all-out showdown’

Tom Batchelor
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 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

Facebook’s independent oversight board is to announce on Wednesday whether to uphold Donald Trump‘s indefinite suspension from the social media platform and Instagram.

Facebook blocked Mr Trump‘s access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts over concerns of further violent unrest following the 6 January storming of the US Capitol by his supporters. It later handed the case to the oversight board.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration has accused China of acting “aggressively” while North Korea has warned the US of an “all out showdown” as relations between Washington and its foes in the Asia-Pacific region worsen.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview that aired on Sunday that China had recently acted “more aggressively abroad” and was behaving “increasingly in adversarial ways”.

North Korea lashed out at the United States and its allies in South Korea on Sunday in a series of statements saying recent comments from Washington are proof of a hostile policy that requires a corresponding response from Pyongyang, calling it a provocation that shows the United States is “girding itself up for an all-out showdown”.

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