Two years after the company formerly known as Facebook suspended President Donald Trump’s accounts indefinitely, it brings him back.
Meta on Wednesday announced its decision to restore former President Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, saying it would do so in “the coming weeks.”
The company was due to weigh in on Trump’s fate at some point this month. Meta’s semi-independent external policy committee, the Supervisory Board, refused to decide the matter itself when given the chance, but pushed the company to set a deadline for the suspension. from Trump in 2021. That two-year period of suspension expired this month.
The Oversight Council criticized Meta at the time for setting new rules for Trump’s indefinite punishment, which it issued after the former president incited violence during the Jan. 6 riot. at the US Capitol.
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