Trump is Back! Meta Restores Former President’s Facebook Account
Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts have been restored, allowing the former president to post on the social media platforms once again.
Despite having his account reinstated, though, Trump has yet to publish a post on the account. The restoration comes several weeks after Facebook announced it would grant the former President access to his social media following a two-year ban in light of the events of January 6, 2021.
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A Meta spokesperson previously said the platform needed additional time to implement safeguards that could result in the suspension of his accounts once more, should he violate Facebook’s rules. Now, however, the reactivation of his Facebook and Instagram accounts gives Trump access to powerful communication and fundraising platforms as he begins his third bid for the White House.
In comparison, Twitter had restored Trump’s account back in November, but he has not made any new posts since. A current Trump adviser stated that the former president was never as adamant for using Facebook as he was for using Twitter, given that the latter social media platform served as his primary mode of communication with his political audience while in office.
Still, the adviser said the Trump campaign would make use of the former President’s image in its Facebook advertisements, given the platform’s importance for fundraising and reaching a large audience.
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