Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, announced on Wednesday that former President Donald Trump’s accounts on the platforms will be reinstated.
The accounts were suspended over two years ago due to incendiary posts related to the January 6th Capitol riot.
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Nick Clegg, President of Global Affairs at Meta, stated that the accounts will be restored in the coming weeks, with new measures in place to prevent repeat offenses. These measures include heightened penalties for repeat offenders, which will apply to other public figures who have had their accounts suspended in relation to civil unrest under the updated protocol.
If Trump posts further violating content, the content will be removed and he may be suspended for a period between one month and two years, depending on the severity of the violation.
Trump’s campaign officially requested for him to be allowed back on the platform earlier this month.
The former President’s Twitter account was reinstated after Elon Musk took over the company. Although, Trump has yet Tweet.
To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021