Meta has announced it will reactivate former US President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts after a twoyear suspension. According to a company statement, the measure, which should take effect “in the coming weeks”, should not disrupt the public debate on Meta’s platforms.
Meta also claims it will adopt new safeguards to prevent the millionaire from “relapses.”
Donald Trump has been banned from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram after praising those responsible for the January 6, 2021 invasion of Washington’s Capitol.
Directors of social media platforms believed Trump had incited the attackers and maintaining his profile risked further outbreaks of violence.
Meta said the suspension was carried out “under extreme circumstances” and for an “unprecedented time.”
The end of the suspension will allow Trump to resume posting ads on Facebook and Instagram, where he has 34 million and 23 million followers, respectively.
To avoid further violations, Meta advises that Trump will be subject to the rules of the Content Policy.
“Should Mr. Trump post further infringing content, the content will be removed and he will be suspended for a period of one month to two years, depending on the seriousness of the violation,” read the statement, which was signed by Meta’s head of global affairs , Nick Clegg.
In November, Elon Musk reactivated Trump’s Twitter account, but the millionaire said he had no interest in returning to the social network, where he is extremely active.
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