Former President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts were restored Wednesday afternoon following a two-year suspension, effectively ending his post-January 6 bans from the most popular social media platforms as his 2024 presidential campaign ramps up.
Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta said in a statement it doesn’t believe his presence on the platforms poses the same “serious risk to public safety” it believes existed immediately after the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
Trump suspended Trump indefinitely on January 7, 2021, before later saying the ban would last for at least two years.
Trump’s campaign formally asked Meta to reinstate him last week, arguing in a letter the suspension “dramatically distorted and inhibited the public discourse.”
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