BREAKING NEWS: Trump will be BACK on Facebook and Instagram in the ‘coming weeks’
- Trump had the most followers on Facebook when it imposed the suspension
- Public ‘should be able to hear what their politicians are saying,’ said Nick Clegg
- The move comes two months after Trump announced he was running for reelection in 2024
- Ban came after election overturn effort and Capitol riot
‘As a general rule, we don’t want to get in the way of open, public and democratic debate on Meta’s platforms – especially in the context of elections in democratic societies like the United States,’ Nick Clegg, the company’s president of global affairs, wrote in a blog post on the move.
‘The public should be able to hear what their politicians are saying – the good, the bad and the ugly – so that they can make informed choices at the ballot box,’ he wrote.
The move comes two months after Trump announced he was running for reelection in 2024, although his campaign has been low-key to date, fought mostly online.
Donald Trump can get back on Facebook, Meta announced
The move comes after Twitter CEO Elon Musk lifted the site’s Trump suspension, imposed after the Capitol riot, although Trump has yet to use the platform.
He has extensive followings across social media, but has been posting on his own Truth Social site.
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google all blocked Trump following his election overturn effort.
Trump continues to claim he won the election, despite a litany of suits by his supporters being tossed out of court and Congress meeting to count the votes certified by states before and after the Capitol riot.
News of the move comes as Trump is seeking new ways to engage the public. A report Wednesday has revealed that he has begun reaching out to people he knows via text.
In recent days he used online platforms to blast congressional Democrats and even send around a link to a DailyMail.com story about the Joe Biden document saga.
Trump had the most followers on Facebook when it imposed the suspension.