Donald Trump’s Facebook, Instagram accounts reinstated

Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the New Hampshire Republican State Committee Annual Meeting on January 28, 2023 in Salem, New Hampshire.

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Former President Donald Trump now has access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts again, parent company meta confirmed to CNBC on Thursday.

Trump, who was suspended after the company determined his accounts were at risk of inciting further violence during the January 6 uprising, has yet to post on those channels. Trump also has not shared from him Twitter account after it was restored under new owner Elon Musk in November.

Trump recently delivered his message through Truth Social, a social networking site operated by Trump Media & Technology Group. However, the Trump campaign’s Twitter account has tweeted a few times in the last month.

Meta announced late last month that it plan to recover ex-president’s account in the coming weeks, determining that “the risk has been sufficiently reduced,” since the original ban in early 2021, “and therefore we should stick to the two-year timeline we have set,” Nick Clegg, Meta’s president of global affairs, wrote in a blog post last month.

Clegg also laid out what he said would be “heavier penalties for repeat offenses,” for Trump and other public figures reinstated following the civil unrest, as part of the new policy. update policy. If he violates community guidelines again, Meta will remove the offending posts and Trump could be suspended from one month to two years for the violation.

Representatives for the Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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