The move to ban Trump from Meta, the world’s leading social media platform, sparked debate as it marked the first time the company had ever removed the account of an incumbent head of state for violating its policies. Here is all you need to know about “Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts to be reinstated soon”.
On Wednesday (January 25), Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) announced that it would soon restore former US President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, which were suspended for two years following the tragic events of the Capitol Hill riot on January 6, 2021.
What Meta announced?
In a blog post, the social media company announced that it has implemented new measures to prevent similar incidents from happening again. Former President Donald Trump, who has announced his intention to run for president again in 2024, will once again have access to the two crucial platforms for political fundraising and outreach: Facebook and Instagram. Trump had previously regained access to Twitter, his preferred social media platform, in November 2022 and had reportedly been in discussions with Meta about a return.
What did Nick Clegg say?
Nick Clegg, Meta’s President of Global Affairs, stated in a blog post that “if Mr. Trump posts content that violates our guidelines again, the material will be removed and he will be suspended for between one month to two years, depending on the gravity of the violation.”
The move to suspend Trump sparked debate as it marked the first time Meta, the world’s leading social media platform, had ever removed the account of an incumbent head of state for violating its policies.
Here is the tweet by Nick Clegg on the same:
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