Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts will be restored after being suspended for two years following the Jan. 6 insurrection.
facebook parent Yuan In a blog post on Wednesday, it said it would add “new guardrails” to ensure there were no “repeat offenders” breaking its rules.
“If Mr. Trump posts more violating content, it will be removed and he will be suspended from office for a month to two years, depending on the severity of the violation,” Menlo Park, California-based Meta, said.
Reacting to Meta’s decision, the former US president said: “FACEBOOK, which has lost billions of dollars in value since ‘deplatforming’ your favorite president me, just announced that they will restore my account.
“Such things must never happen again to the current President, or anyone who does not deserve retaliation!”
He added: “Thank you TRUTH SOCIAL for such a great job. Your growth has been fantastic and the future is endless!!!”
On Jan. 7, the day after the deadly 2021 insurrection, Trump was suspended.
The suspension sparked similar moves by other social media companies.
But he was recently reinstated at Twitter after Elon Musk took over the company, though he has yet to tweet on the platform.
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Mr Trump has been using his own much smaller website, Truth Social, which he launched after being banned from Twitter.
Earlier this month, a confidante of the former president revealed, Mr Trump may tweet again soon.
Advisers to his 2024 presidential campaign have been debating what his first job should be, according to NBC News.
One Republican, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a private conversation with Mr. Trump about returning to the platform, said: “Trump may come back to Twitter. It’s just a matter of when and how.
“He’s been talking about it for weeks, but Trump is speaking for Trump, so it’s anyone’s guess what he’ll do or say or when he’ll say it.”