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After two years of suspension, the Facebook and Instagram accounts of former US President Donald Trump will be reinstated, the social media conglomerate Meta announced on Wednesday.
With the imposition of “protection measures to prevent repeat offenses”, the former president will recover his accounts, which had millions of followers, in the coming weeks.
According to the Meta protocol, such measures will include “higher penalties for repeat offences, penalties that will apply to other public figures whose accounts are reinstated from suspensions related to civil unrest,” Russia Today (RT) reported.
On the other hand, Nick Clegg, president of global affairs at Meta, noted that “the public should be able to hear what their politicians are saying, the good, the bad and the ugly, so they can make informed decisions at the polls.” However, he expressed that “that doesn’t mean there are no limits to what people can say on our platform.”
On January 7, 2021, a day after hundreds of his supporters stormed the Washington Capitol, Meta suspended Trump from his platforms, alleging that the Republican’s posts could incite more violence, for which he decided to cancel his accounts. until January 2023.
The former US president spoke out about Meta’s decision on his Truth Social social media platform. “Facebook, which has lost billions of dollars in value since it “de-platformed” your favorite president, me, has just announced that it will reinstate my account. Something like this should never happen again to a sitting president, or to anyone who doesn’t deserve it,” he said.
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