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Trump will be able to return to Facebook and Instagram after two years after Meta’s decision

Meta announced this Wednesday that it will “end the suspension” of the Facebook and Instagram accounts of donald trumptwo years after the former US president was banned after the assault on the Capitol.

“The public has to be able to hear what politicians say in order to make decisions,” stated Nick Cleggresponsible for international affairs of Goal

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“But that doesn’t mean there aren’t limits to what people can say on our platform. When there is a risk of harm in the real world – a high risk that justifies an intervention of Goal in the public debate- we will act”, he specified.

The former president was excluded from the social network on January 7, 2021when he was still in power, for having encouraged his followers during the attack on the Capitol in Washington the day before, an unprecedented decision, imitated at the time by most of the major social networks, including Twitter.

In June 2021, Facebook decided that the exclusion would last two years, and that the republican billionaire it could return when “the risks to public safety” have “removed”.

The suspension “should never happen again to a sitting president or to anyone who doesn’t deserve sanctions!” Trump on his Truth Social account, the social network he launched last year.

Last week, the former Republican president officially asked to be able to return to Facebook.

His lawyer addressed a letter to the founder and president of GoalMark Zuckerberg, asking him not to “reduce a presidential candidate to silence.”

The political man had already been readmitted to Twitter on November 19, 2022, four days after declaring his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election.

However, he does not yet post messages to his account, and communicates mainly through his own platform, Truth Social.

Source: Elcomercio

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