Trump FB account: Meta will reinstate former US President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts after a two-year ban, According to the New York Times.
Notably, Meta suspended Trump’s Facebook (Trump FB account) and Instagram accounts following the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot. Trump’s Facebook account had hundreds of millions of followers at the time of suspension, according to the New York Times, citing Meta.
Meta suspended Trump from its platforms on January 7, 2021, the day after hundreds of people stormed the Capitol in his support, citing the risk of inciting further violence. That week, his accounts on other popular social media platforms, including YouTube and Twitter, were also deactivated.
According to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, Trump has launched his own social network, Truth Social, in which he has a financial stake and is required to make his posts available exclusively for six hours before sharing them on other sites, according to the New York Times.
After Elon Musk took over as CEO of the microblogging platform in November of last year, Twitter reinstated Trump’s account.
“The populace has spoken. Trump will be rehired. Vox Populi et Dei “Musk tweeted. Vox Populi, Vox Dei is a Latin phrase that means “the voice of the people is God’s voice.”
Trump’s previously blocked Twitter account reappeared on the platform minutes after company owner Elon Musk announced he was lifting the former president’s 22-month suspension for incitement of violence.
Twitter CEO Musk had set up a poll asking Twitter users to vote on whether to reinstate Trump’s account, which had previously been barred for life for inciting violence during the US Capitol riot.
“Reinstate former President Trump,” the billionaire Twitter owner wrote, offering a yes or no vote. “Trump poll getting 1 million votes per hour,” he tweeted later.
According to the poll, slightly more than 15 million Twitter users voted, with 51.8 percent voting in favour of his reinstatement.
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