Facebook parent company Meta restores former president’s personal Facebook and Instagram accounts Donald Trump After a two-year hiatus following the violent attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
“The public needs to be able to hear what politicians have to say in order to make decisions,” said Nick Clegg, Meta’s head of international affairs.
In addition, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday that it is adding “new guard rails” or restrictions to its updated policy to ensure that no “repeat offenders” violate its rules.
“If Mr. Trump posts additional infringing content, the content will be removed and suspended for one month to two years, depending on the severity of the violation.”said Meta, who is based in Menlo Park, California.
In the statement, he also explained that he suspended Trump’s accounts two years ago due to “extreme and highly unusual circumstances.”
Trump challenged the ad In a company post on its site, Truth Social. “FACEBOOK, which has lost billions of dollars in value after it “sucked” on its beloved president, me, has just announced that it will reinstate my account. Such a thing should never happen again, neither to the current president, nor to someone who does not deserve to be repaid!” he wrote.
The former president was suspended from Instagram and Facebook on January 7, 2021, a day after his followers’ deadly riot in Washington. Other social media companies have also kicked it off their platforms, however. It was recently reinstated on Twitter After Elon Musk took over the company. Trump hasn’t tweeted yet.
Banned from major social networks, the former president relies on his own site. TruthSocialwhich he shared after being blocked from Twitter.
(According to AFP and AP)
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