Facebook has reinstated the accounts of former United States of America president, Donald Trump.
Trump was suspended on the 7th of January, 2021, following the January 6 insurrection.
A Facebook blog post reads: “Two years ago, we took action in what were extreme and highly unusual circumstances.
“We indefinitely suspended then-US President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts following his praise for people engaged in violence at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
“We then referred that decision to the Oversight Board — an expert body established to be an independent check and balance on our decision-making.
“We will be reinstating Mr. Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks. However, we are doing so with new guardrails in place to deter repeat offenses.
“Like any other Facebook or Instagram user, Mr. Trump is subject to our Community Standards. In light of his violations, he now also faces heightened penalties for repeat offenses — penalties which will apply to other public figures whose accounts are reinstated from suspensions related to civil unrest under our updated protocol.
“In the event that Mr. Trump posts further violating content, the content will be removed and he will be suspended for between one month and two years, depending on the severity of the violation.”
Facebook is the world’s largest social platform and played a crucial role in Trump’s 2016 victory at the polls.
“FACEBOOK, which has lost Billions of Dollars in value since “deplatforming” your favorite President, me, has just announced that they are reinstating my account. Such a thing should never again happen to a sitting President, or anybody else who is not deserving of retribution!,” Trump lashed out after news of his reinstatement.