Former US President Donald Trump commented on the decision to restore his accounts on the Facebook and Instagram platforms.
Trump said: “No president or ordinary person should be banned from using Facebook and Instagram, and that such a thing should not happen again with impunity.”
“Meta” restores my previous boss account
ABC News reported that Trump did not make it clear in the post he made on the TruthSocial platform, which he co-founded, whether he intended to use Facebook or Instagram again.
Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, announced its intention to reinstate Trump’s accounts, after a two-year suspension, US news site Axios reported on Wednesday.
The decision sets a new precedent for how the company deals with world leaders, and it may change the course of the 2024 US presidential elections, according to Axios.--
Comment from the Head of Global Affairs, Meta Corporation
The site quoted Nick Clegg, head of global affairs at Meta, as saying: “Americans must be enabled to listen to the people who want to lead the country … We don’t want to stand in the way of that.”-
It is pointed out that Facebook, along with Twitter and many other social media platforms, suspended Trump’s account in January 2021 after the attack on the US Capitol, for violating the rules and for fears of further incitement to violence.
Democrats had urged Meta to extend the ban on Trump on the grounds that he “continues to spread misinformation and adopt positions harmful to democracy.”
Two months ago, Trump launched his campaign to return to the White House in 2024.