It’s officially official, Meta users will be subjected once again to the social media presence of former US president Donald Trump.
Meta said it will lift the two-year suspension it gave to Trump in the wake of the January 2021 Capitol riot.
“We will be ending the suspension of Mr. Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks."
The company confirmed "new guardrails" had been put in place, including updated violation protocols, to "deter repeat offenses" from the former leader.
"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," said Meta's president of global affairs Nick Clegg.
Meta posted the news on its company blog Wednesday.
Clegg stated the initial decision to suspend Trump was “an extraordinary decision taken in extraordinary circumstances.”
“The normal state of affairs is that the public should be able to hear from a former President of the United States,” he stated.
An avid user of social media – on the campaign trail and in the White House – Trump publicly announced his plans to run again in 2024 for US president back in November.
Elon Musk reinstated Trump’s Twitter account just days later.
“The public should be able to hear what politicians are saying so they can make informed choices,” Meta stated as one the takeaways from its post.
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