Donald Trump (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
25 January 2023

Donald Trump reinstated to Facebook after two-year ban

25 January 2023

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

The company said in a blog post on Wednesday it is adding “new guardrails” to ensure there are no “repeat offenders” who violate its rules.

“In the event that Mr Trump posts further violating content, the content will be removed and he will be suspended for between one month and two years, depending on the severity of the violation,” Meta, which is based in Menlo Park, California, said.

Mr Trump’s spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the decision.

He was suspended on January 7, a day after the deadly 2021 insurrection.

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 has not tweeted.

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

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