“Meta” reactivates Trump’s platforms… and warns against repeating the ban…

“Meta” reactivates Trump’s platforms… and warns against repeating the ban…
“Meta” reactivates Trump’s platforms… and warns against repeating the ban…
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Former US President Donald Trump announced that no president should be banned again from posting on social media, in response to Meta’s announcement to lift the ban imposed on him on Facebook and Instagram for a period of two years.

“Facebook, which has lost billions of dollars in value since banning your favorite president, who is me, just announced that it will reactivate my account,” Trump said on his “Truth Social” website.

He added, “Something like this should not happen again to a president during his term, or any other person who does not deserve punishment.”

Meta has confirmed that it intends to soon allow former US President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts to be reactivated, two years after he was banned following his supporters’ 2021 attack on the Capitol building.

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Nick Clegg, Meta’s head of international affairs, said in a statement that the company will reactivate Mr. Trump’s accounts on Facebook and Instagram in the coming weeks, noting that the procedure will be accompanied by “new protection rules” to prevent the recurrence of past violations.

Going forward, Clegg said, the Republican leader’s account could be suspended for up to two years for each violation of the platform’s policies.

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It was not clear when or if Trump, who has announced his third run for president, would like to return to the platforms, and his representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Facebook banned Trump a day after the January 6, 2021 insurrection, when a group of his supporters tried to prevent Joe Biden from being inaugurated as president by storming the Capitol building in Washington.

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The former reality TV star and real estate mogul spent weeks promoting allegations that the presidential election was stolen from him, and later went on trial for inciting riots.

Scott Gast, Trump’s attorney, had sent a letter to Meta requesting a meeting to discuss Trump’s “immediate return to the platform”, which has 34 million followers, on the grounds that his status as a major contender for the Republican presidential nomination justifies ending the ban.

“We also believe that the ongoing ban … is a deliberate effort by a private company to silence Mr. Trump’s political voice,” Gast wrote.

The new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, also reactivated Trump’s account on the platform last November, days after the former president announced his decision to run for the presidency, but he has not posted any tweets yet.

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