Donald Trump’s Facebook And Instagram Suspension To End In Coming Weeks

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Donald Trump will be allowed to return to Facebook and Instagram, after the social media giant announced it would be ending its two-year suspension of his accounts. In a statement, Nick Clegg, Meta’s president of global affairs, said the public “should be able to hear what their politicians are saying”. The suspension will be lifted “in the coming weeks”, Meta announced.

The former US president was indefinitely suspended from the platforms after the Capitol riots in 2021. The company had taken action following Trump’s “praise for people engaged in violence at the Capitol,” Clegg said. “The suspension was an extraordinary decision taken in extraordinary circumstances,” he added.

A review conducted by Meta found that Trump’s accounts no longer represented a serious risk to public safety. However, due to Trump’s past “violations”, he will now face heightened penalties for repeat offences. Republicans have been pushing for Trump to be allowed back on Facebook as he prepares to run for the presidency again next year.

The decision to lift the suspension has been met with mixed reactions. While some argue that it is important for the public to hear from political leaders, others believe that allowing Trump back on the platform could lead to further polarization and potential incitement of violence. It remains to be seen how the decision will impact the upcoming presidential campaign and the political landscape in general.

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