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Trump’s Social Media Ban Lifted: Accounts Reactivated on Instagram and Facebook

Meta reactivates Donald Trump’s Facebook, Instagram after 2-year suspension following Capitol attack. Company warns of further suspension for violations. Debates about social media responsibility continue.



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Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has decided to reactivate the social media accounts of former US President Donald Trump after a two-year suspension.

The suspension was implemented in the wake of the January 6, 2021 invasion of the Capitol, the legislative center of the United States.

The company’s decision to reinstate Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts was announced last month and has finally come to fruition on Thursday, February 9. The former president’s accounts are now accessible to the public once again on both social media platforms.

However, Meta has issued a warning to Trump regarding his use of the platforms. Any violations made by the former President could result in a new suspension, with a potential ban period ranging from one month to two years.

The reactivation of Trump’s accounts was initially initiated by Elon Musk in November 2022, following a positive poll result. Despite the opportunity to regain access to the social media platforms, Trump declined and stated that he saw no reason to return.

The reactivation of Trump’s accounts has been met with mixed reactions. Supporters of the former President are celebrating the move, calling it a victory for free speech, while critics have raised concerns about the potential for the spread of misinformation and hate speech.

It remains to be seen what kind of impact the reactivation of Trump’s social media accounts will have on the public discourse. However, it is clear that the decision by Facebook and Instagram to lift the ban has reignited the debate about the role of social media in society and the responsibilities of these companies to promote a healthy and respectful public discourse.

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Why Trump Was Banned On Twitter

The company Meta, which oversees Facebook and Instagram, made the historic decision to revoke former US President Donald Trump’s access to its social media platforms indefinitely following the January 6th attack on the Capitol. The ban was implemented after the removal of two controversial posts made by Trump during the violence.

In one of the posts, Trump shared a video in which he repeated false allegations of election fraud in the 2020 presidential election, won by Democrat Joe Biden. This incited a group of radical supporters, armed with unproven theories, to storm the Capitol and cause chaos and destruction, resulting in 5 fatalities.

The ban on Trump marked a turning point for Meta, now the largest social media company in the world. No other sitting head of state had previously faced such consequences for violating content rules on the platforms.

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