Trump allowed back on Facebook after 2-year suspension | TUSEN news

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Facebook parent Meta is reinstating Donald Trump’s personal account after a two-year suspension following the January 6 uprising.

The company said in a blog post Wednesday that it is adding “new guardrails” to make sure there are no “repeat offenders” breaking the rules.

“In the event that Mr. Trump posts any additional content that violates the law, the content will be removed and he will be suspended from one month to two years, depending on the severity of the violation,” wrote Nick Clegg, Meta’s vice president. president of global affairs.

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Trump, in a post on his own social media network, denounced Facebook’s decision to suspend his account while praising his own site, Truth Social.

“FACEBOOK, which has lost billions of dollars in value since “deplatforming” your favorite president, me, just announced that they are reinstating my account. Something like this should never happen again to a sitting president, or anyone else who doesn’t deserve it from retaliation!” He wrote.

Trump was also allowed back on Twitter after Elon Musk took over the social media company. However, he hasn’t used either platform lately and prefers to post on Truth Social, his own social media network. (Lea Millis/Reuters)

‘A disaster’

He was suspended on January 7, a day after the deadly riot of 2021. Other social media companies also kicked him off their platforms, though he was recently reinstated on Twitter after Elon Musk took over the company. He didn’t tweet.

Civil rights groups and others were quick to denounce Meta’s move.

“Having Trump back on Facebook sends a signal to other figures with large online audiences that they can break the rules without lasting consequences,” said Heidi Beirich, founder of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism and a member of a group called Real Facebook. Supervisory Board which has criticized the platform’s efforts.

“I’m not surprised, but it’s a disaster,” Beirich said. “Facebook created loopholes for Trump that he went through. He caused an uprising on Facebook. And now he’s back.”

Clegg said that in light of his previous offenses, Trump now faces increased penalties for repeat offenses. Such punishments “will apply to other public figures whose accounts are reinstated following civil unrest-related suspensions under our updated protocol.”

If Trump — or anyone else — posts material that doesn’t violate Facebook’s rules but is otherwise harmful and could lead to events like the Jan. 6 riot, Meta says it won’t remove it, but it will limit its reach. will limit. This includes praising the QAnon conspiracy theory or delegitimizing an upcoming election.

Meta said Trump’s accounts on Facebook and Instagram will be restored in the coming weeks.

Banned from mainstream social media, Trump relies on his own much smaller site, Truth Social, which he launched after being blocked from Twitter.

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