Donald Trump’s accounts on Facebook and Instagram will be restored after Meta announced the end of their two-year suspension.
The ban will be lifted “in the coming weeks,” according to the social media giant.
According to Nick Clegg, Meta’s president of global affairs, the public “should be able to hear what their politicians are saying,” according to a statement.
Following the Capitol riots in 2021, the then-US president was barred from using Facebook and Instagram indefinitely.
Meta acted in response to Mr Trump’s “praise for people engaged in violence at the Capitol,” Mr Clegg said.
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“It was an extraordinary decision made in extraordinary circumstances,” he added.
He stated that a review had concluded that Mr. Trump’s accounts no longer posed a serious risk to public safety.
However, because of Mr Trump’s previous “violations,” he would now face harsher penalties for any future offenses.
The decision to reinstate Mr Trump on Meta’s platforms “sat with Meta alone – the board did not have a role in the decision,” according to the Oversight Board, a body Meta established to review moderation rulings.
The board had previously informed Meta that Mr Trump’s suspension should be reconsidered.
It urged Meta to be transparent and provide additional information about new policies affecting public figures so that its implementation could be reviewed.