Donald Trump returns to Facebook, Instagram after 2-year ban
New Delhi : Facebook's parent company Meta has agreed to reinstate former President Donald Trump's personal account, ending the two-year suspension on the social media.
The company announced its move in a blog post on Wednesday, adding "new guardrails" to ensure that there are no repeat offenders who violate its rules, even if they are political leaders.
“The public should be able to hear what their politicians are saying — the good, the bad and the ugly — so that they can make informed choices at the ballot box,” wrote Nick Clegg, Meta’s vice president of global affairs.
Clegg added that when there is a “clear risk” to real-world harm, Meta will intervene. “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,” he wrote.
Donald Trump’s Facebook account was suspended on January 7, 2021, for praising people engaged in the violent attacks at the Capitals on January 6.
Recently, the account was reinstated on Twitter also after illumines took over the company. It must be noted that Donald Trump has not made a single tweet yet after his account has been recovered on the social media platform.
Meanwhile, there has been a loud call from civil rights groups, claiming that Meta's move on Donald Trump’s Facebook account will promote other leaders to write anything without fearing the consequences.