On Friday, June 4, Facebook announced that Donald Trump’s account would remain suspended for 2 years. Find out why is Trump suspended from Facebook?
Facebook announced on Friday, that it may allow the former US President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts to be reinstated beginning January 2023.
Facebook also revealed in a statement that in Jan 2023, the company will first re-evaluate whether the former President’s account was a risk to public safety. Its services to Trump will be reinstated accordingly.
Facebook said, “We will evaluate external factors, including instances of violence, restrictions on peaceful assembly and other markers of civil unrest. If we determine that there is still a serious risk to public safety, we will extend the restriction for a set period of time.”
Find out why is Trump suspended from Facebook?
Why is Donald Trump suspended from Facebook?
Facebook announced its decision to suspend Trump’s account following the Jan. 6 insurrection that happened on the U.S. Capitol. The decision has become one of Facebook’s most aggressive actions against Trump during his four-year term as the 45th President.
Once the suspension decision was sent for a review, the company’s independent Oversight Board decided in May, that Trump’s account needed to remain suspended to uphold the company’s rules and regulations.
However, Trump was quick to respond to the two year ban from Facebook.
Trump responds to being suspended from Facebook
Trump, whose access to his Twitter account has been revoked as well, said in an emailed statement that Facebook’s ruling was an insult to the people who voted for him last year.
The former president said, Facebook “shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing, and ultimately, we will win.”
He further added, “Our Country can’t take this abuse anymore!”
Trump did not hesitate from making a personal jab at Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, saying “Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will be all business!”
After he was initially suspended by Facebook, and other social media platforms, like Twitter, Trump had set up a blog in order to put out statements but the blog was shut down by him only a month later.
Previously on Jan. 8, Twitter had announced the permanent suspension of Trump’s Twitter account.
Twitter ruled at the time that Trump’s tweets violated its Glorification of Violence policy, announcing, “the user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service.”