Donald Trump’s Facebook, Instagram Accounts Reinstated After 2-Year Ban

New York: After a two-year suspension following the Capitol riots, Meta has now reinstated former US President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Facebook’s parent company Meta made the announcement in a blog post, arguing that the public should be able to hear what their politicians are saying, good, terrible, and ugly, so they can vote with knowledge.

In January 2021, Facebook banned Trump for supporting individuals who had participated in violent crimes at the Capitol the day before.

“In the event that Mr Trump posts further violating content, the content will be removed and he will be suspended for between one month and two years, depending on the severity of the violation,” Meta said.

The largest social media platform in the world, Facebook also served as a key fundraising tool for Donald Trump’s campaign, which spent millions on its advertisements in 2016 and 2020.

Trump will be able to connect directly with his 34 million followers as a result of the decision, which comes as the Republican is gearing up for his third presidential bid. He will also be able to restart direct fundraising. While he was suspended, his supporters were still able to raise money for him, but they were unable to produce advertisements featuring him or using his voice.

After Elon Musk took over the corporation, he was recently allowed back on Twitter. He hasn’t yet tweeted though. Trump has been reliant on Truth Social since he was blocked from Twitter and has been banned from other major social media platforms.

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