Trump faces narrow path to victory against Facebook suspension

A point for Trump: Critics say Facebook’s enforcement has been uneven

Facebook’s much-scrutinized track record in policing Trump’s posts could play in his favor, though.

Daniel Kreiss, a media professor at the University of North Carolina, argued that the social media giant spent years essentially ignoring Trump’s violations of its rules because the company stuck to an “overly narrow interpretation” of them.

That could hurt the company’s case, he said, if the board believes that the company suddenly adopted a broader interpretation of its policies in handling Trump’s posts on and after Jan. 6.

“A lot of this comes back to Facebook's own failures over the last year,” Kreiss said.