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Donalda Trump is unfollowed on ‘Facebook’ and ‘Instagram’ – Reuters

The Meta company has announced that it will soon allow former US President Donald Trump to return to “Facebook” and “Instagram” from his exile, which lasted one year and eight months. It remains unclear whether Trump will actually return. After the recent “Twitter” ten things came back to me, BBC reports.

Meta’s President of Global Affairs, Nick Clegg, said in a special statement that the blocking of Donald Trump’s accounts will be lifted in the coming weeks, as the company believes the public “should be able to hear what politicians have to say. say”.

Then-incumbent Donald Trump was blocked from Facebook and Instagram indefinitely after the Capitol riots on Jan. 6, 2021. Clegg recalled that Facebook was responding to Trump’s approving comments about his supporters rioting in the US parliament.

“The temporary closure of the accounts was an emergency decision made under extraordinary circumstances,” Clegg added.

Now, according to him, the company has decided that Trump’s account is no longer a serious threat to the company.

Nevertheless, in the event of further violations of the rules of these social networks, Trump will face more serious sanctions than everyone else.

Donald Trump returned to “Twitter” after his retirement and it is not known if he will return to “Facebook”

It is still unclear if Trump will return to Facebook.

In 2021, he opens his own social network, Truth Social. Officially, there are only about five million users, while Facebook has three billion.

But at the same time, Trump has an exclusive deal with Truth Social: he must post his comments on that network first, and he can post them on other social networks after six hours at the earliest.

Trump himself reacted to Meta’s decision in his own way: he announced on his social network, Truth Social, that “Facebook” would have lost a billion, “by banishing your favorite president – me”.

“Never again should there be a sitting president or anyone else who doesn’t deserve punishment!” Trump wrote.

The Democrat is not satisfied

Donald Trump will run again next year for president of the Republican Party, and Meta’s decision was immediately criticized by his political opponents.

“Trump has caused a riot. Giving him access to a social platform to spread lies and grandstanding is dangerous,” Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff wrote on Twitter.

The head of the NAACP human rights organization, Derrick Johnson, told the Associated Press that he viewed Meta’s decision as a gross error and an example of how profit comes first. the safety of people.

“It’s unbelievable: a man is spewing hate, spreading conspiracy theories, inciting riots on Capitol Hill, and Mark Zuckerberg still thinks that’s not enough to get this man off his platform,” said Johnson.

In November, Trump’s account was unblocked by another global network, Twitter.

“Twitter” also banned Trump after the events of January 6, 2021, announcing that the incumbent president broke community rules prohibiting the glorification of violence.

However, multi-billionaire Elon Max, who bought Twitter, conducted a user survey and, based on the results, unblocked the former president’s account. Trump, however, said he saw no reason to return to this social network.

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