Donald Trump to Return to Facebook and Instagram, Facing Heightened Penalties for Repeat Offences

1: donald trump, the former us president, will be allowed back onto facebook and instagram after his indefinite suspension following the capitol riots in 2021. nick clegg, meta’s president of global affairs, said the public “should be able to hear what their politicians are saying”. mr trump had been suspended after his “praise for people engaged in violence at the capitol”.

2: the suspension was an extraordinary decision taken in extraordinary circumstances and was implemented in 2021. republicans have been pressing for mr trump to be allowed back on facebook as he prepares to run for the presidency again next year. twitter had also banned the former president following the 6 january 2021 us capitol riot, saying he had broken its rules on the glorification of violence.

3: a review found that mr trump’s accounts no longer represented a serious risk to public safety and the suspension will end “in the coming weeks”. twitter’s owner elon musk said donald trump’s account ban had been lifted after running a poll in which users narrowly backed the move. due to mr trump’s past “violations”, he will now face heightened penalties for repeat offences.

By Evey Lovelace

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