USA: Donald Trump asks Mark Zuckerberg to return to Facebook

USA: Donald Trump asks Mark Zuckerberg to return to Facebook

After Twitter, Facebook? Donald Trump officially asked to be able to return to the social network, his campaign team said on Wednesday and called for “not to promote real dialogue and not to silence a presidential candidate”.

The former US President’s lawyer sent a letter to the platform’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, asking him to “meet to discuss Donald Trump’s speedy reinstatement” on the social network. “We believe that the suspension of President Trump’s Facebook account has radically distorted and limited public debate,” argues Scott Gast in Tuesday’s letter.

A decision from Meta “in the coming weeks”

The former Republican leader was suspended from the social network after his supporters attacked the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Facebook had estimated that Donald Trump could not return until the “risks to public safety had disappeared”. When asked on Wednesday, a spokesman for Meta, the network’s parent company, promised a decision “in the coming weeks”.

Donald Trump was admitted back to Twitter on November 19, 2022, four days after declaring his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election, but has not yet posted a message to the account and communicates primarily through his own platform, Truth Social.