DONALD Trump is allowed back on Facebook and Instagram after a two-year ban.
The former US President was booted from social media platforms after the death Riot on Capitol Hill.
Social media giant Meta announced that its accounts will be reactivated “in the coming weeks.”
Nick Clegg, Meta’s President of Global Affairs, said, “If Mr. Trump posts additional infringing content, the content will be removed and he will be suspended for anywhere from one month to two years, depending on the severity of the violation.”
The company said it is adding new guard rails to ensure there are no repeat offenders who break its rules.
Trump’s accounts were suspended on January 7, 2021 — the day after the US Capitol riot.
Shortly after being removed from Facebook, Trump slammed the decision as “insulting” MAGA voters.
He said: “They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censorship and silence and ultimately we will win.
“Our country can no longer endure this abuse.”
It was the first time Meta, the world’s largest social media company, had suspended a sitting head of state’s account for violating its content rules.
The company indefinitely revoked Trump’s access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts after removing two of his posts during the January 2021 riots.
One post included a video in which he repeated his false claim about widespread voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election
Other social media companies have also ditched Trump from their platforms, although he was recently reinstated on Twitter after Elon Musk took over the company.
Trump – who officially put his name on the ballot for the 2024 presidential election in November – has not tweeted since the ban was lifted.
After being removed from mainstream social media, Trump relies on his own, much smaller website, Truth Social.
He launched the platform after being blocked by Twitter.
https://www.thesun.ie/tech/10117278/donald-trump-allowed-back-facebook-instagram/ Donald Trump is allowed back on Facebook and Instagram after a two-year ban – with his accounts returning “in weeks”.