Facebook and Instagram to Re-Allow Donald Trump’s Return
Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram Accounts Reinstated After Two Year Ban
Meta, an American tech company, announced Wednesday (01.25.2023) that former US President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts will be reinstated in the coming weeks. The accounts had been suspended after the 2021 attack on the US capitol.
In a statement, the company said that Trump’s accounts were suspended two years ago due to “extreme and highly unusual circumstances”. However, Nick Clegg, Head of International affairs for Meta, mentioned that the public should be able to hear what politicians are saying to make informed decisions.
Meta also stated that there are certain “guardrails” put in place in its updated policy. If Trump publishes content that violates the rules, it can result in his accounts being suspended for a month to two years. The company further added that it will target any content that has the risk of creating a situation similar to the one that occurred prior to the attack, such as any mention of QAnon or conspiracy theories, and in such cases, take steps such as limited or restricted access to advertisement tools.
Trump has reacted to the news through his own platform and has claimed that no active President or person who doesn’t deserve punishment should have to go through this in the future.