Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts were blocked on January 7, 2021. The move came as a storm hit the US Capitol a day earlier. “An extraordinary decision in extraordinary circumstances,” Meta says now.
The former president wants to run for re-election in 2024. That’s why his campaign team submitted a request to the Independent Government Board in early January to unban the Facebook and Instagram account.
“The normal course of action is for the public to hear the former President of the United States on our platforms.” The question Meta asked himself was whether there were still “extraordinary circumstances” to sustain the blockade. That’s not the case, so the company is heeding Trump’s team’s call.
Trump may use Twitter again, but hasn’t (yet).
Apart from Facebook and Instagram, the former president was also blocked on Twitter. The social network was bought by Elon Musk last year. At the behest of the billionaire, Trump got his Twitter account Back in November. Trump has not used the account since it was restored.
In response to the blocking of his accounts, Trump created his own social network: True community. The former president has people who pay him Agreed to meet He first posts his messages on his own social network. After six hours he should not post the news anywhere else.
So it was at Truth Social that Trump ended his suspension. “FACEBOOK, which has lost billions of dollars in value since they ‘deplatformed’ me, your favorite president, has announced that they are reactivating my account,” he wrote. “Never again should this happen to a sitting president or anyone else who is not fit to retaliate!”
Trump used Twitter as his mouthpiece until early 2021. Facebook is especially important for campaigning and fundraising.
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