Over the next few weeks, former President Trump will have access to his accounts again and new measures will be taken to ensure that falsehoods are not published, Nick Clegg, Head of Global Affairs for Meta, wrote about the company. website.
This includes, among other things, tougher penalties for repeated violations of the rules, and measures that will also apply to other public figures whose accounts are reactivated after suspension.
“If Mr. Trump makes any further posts that violate the rules, they will be removed and he will be suspended for between one month and two years, depending on the severity of the violation,” Nick Clegg wrote in his book. Press release.
“open and free discussion”
Since the suspension, Trump has tried several times to return to Facebook but has been consistently denied. The former president was removed from the podium the day after he stormed the US Congress on January 6, 2021, when members of the US Congress gathered to count the electoral votes for the presidential election and officially designate Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the election. And the next president.
“The suspension was an extraordinary decision taken in exceptional circumstances,” Nick Clegg wrote. The risk to public safety since the two-year suspension has decreased enough not to extend that suspension, the company now assesses.
– We have always believed that Americans should be able to listen to people who want to lead the country, says Clegg Axios.
– We don’t want to get in the way of that.
Trump’s lawyers argued in a letter last week that Facebook’s actions had “significantly distorted and dampened the public conversation.” Then the company announced that the answer would come later in January.
“Something like this should never happen again to a sitting president, or to anyone else who doesn’t deserve revenge,” Trump wrote on his own Truth Social platform after Meta’s decision to let him return.
On Truth Social, it doesn’t reach as many people as it did previously on Facebook. On Truth Social, he has 4.8 million followers, compared to 34 million on Facebook and 23 million on Instagram, he writes. Politico.
Twitter, Reddit and YouTube also shut down Donald Trump shortly after the attack on the Capitol.
In November, new Twitter owner Elon Musk allowed Twitter users to vote on whether to allow Trump back on the platform. The result showed that 51.8% of the more than 15 million votes supported Trump’s account activation, which also happened. However, the former president has yet to tweet.
Trump announced last November that he was running for president of the Republican Party in the 2024 elections.
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