Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram account will be restored in the coming weeks. He was banned from social media platforms for over two years after his remarks reportedly incited people to the US Capitol.
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Meta, Facebook's parent company, today announced that Donald Trump's handles would be replaced soon. It comes after two years when they were indefinitely suspended.
In a blog post on Wednesday, Nick Clegg, Meta's president of global affairs, confirmed the news.
'The suspension was made in extraordinary circumstances,' they wrote. The general rule of law is that the public should be able to hear from a former United States President and a declared candidate for that office again on our platforms.'
'But that does not mean there are no limits to what people may say on our platform.' When there is a clear danger of real-world harm, Meta intervenes.
The former United States President's Facebook and Instagram re-establishment comes two months after his Twitter handle was reinstated on 20th November.
Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of the bird business, conducted a survey on the platform asking users if Trump's account should be restored.
Following Trump's return, he has not yet written a tweet on Twitter. Instead, he uses Truth social to communicate with his supporters.
Donald Trump made several posts allegedly aimed at inciting his supporters. On the 6th of January 2021, they stormed the US Capitol building in Washington.
In addition, the incident occurred following Trump's defeat in the US Presidential elections. Trump also posted a few tweets alleging that the polls were manipulated.
Trump was also barred from other social media platforms such as Pinterest, Shopify Twitch, Snapchat, and Reddit, as well as TikTok.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that Trump's Instagram and Facebook accounts would be suspended a day after the violence.
According to the authors, Trump allegedly used the sites to "incite violent rebellion against a democratically elected government."
A congressional committee that is investigating the Capitol's savage attack urged Trump to be prosecuted under four criminal charges.
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