Meta to restore Trump Facebook, Instagram accounts

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Meta to restore Trump Facebook, Instagram accounts

The third run for President is announced by the former US president Donald Trump as he speaks at the Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on November 15, 2022. REBECCA BLACKWELL AP SAN FRANCISCO - Meta announced on Wednesday that the company would restore former US president Donald Trump'sTrump's Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks, ending a two-year suspension.

In the event that Mr Trump posts further violating content, the content will be removed, and he will be suspended for a month and two years, according to Nick Clegg, Meta's vice president of global affairs.

This month, Meta issued updated rules that apply to public figures.

Facebook suspended Trump on January 7, 2021, after he posted content about the November 2020 election after protesters stormed the US Capitol.

Meta's Oversight Board wrote today that the decision by Meta was a pivotal moment in the debate over the best way to handle harmful content posted by politicians on social media.

The Board was set up to ensure that companies act in a transparent and accountable manner, despite the fact that there is independent oversight of decisions related to speech on social media platforms.

Such a thing should never happen again to a sitting President, or anyone else who is not deserving of retribution, Trump responded.

READ MORE: Trump signs a social media order after Twitter fact-checks him.

He was reinstated on Twitter after Elon Musk took over the company.