(RepublicanDaily.org) – Former President Donald Trump has been banned from using most social media platforms since the aftermath of the January 6 riot at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. This includes Meta’s flagship apps, Facebook and Instagram. However, the company is currently in the process of deciding whether or not to reinstate Trump’s accounts on its platforms.
According to a report on the story from CNN Business, a representative of Meta was in contact with the outlet to reveal that executives are currently weighing whether to allow Trump back on Facebook and Instagram. The article speculated that the decision would likely be among “the most consequential in the company’s history.”
Donald Trump’s ban from Facebook and Instagram expires this Saturday.
Now Sir Nick Clegg, Meta’s president of global affairs, must rule on whether to extend the restriction or to lift the suspension entirely.
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According to reports, one of the officials working closely on the decision is none other than Nick Clegg. He was previously an important figure on the British political scene, leading the Liberal Democrats from 2007 to 2015 and serving as the Deputy Prime Minister (under former Prime Minister David Cameron) from 2010 to 2015. Now, he’s Meta’s president of global affairs, having previously done a four-year stint as the vice president of global affairs and communications at Facebook (the parent company’s name has since switched to Meta).
The ban on Trump from using Facebook and Instagram was introduced on January 7, 2021, and did not initially have a time limit. The company later decided to set a two-year deadline on the ban, committing to a re-evaluation of the situation at that point. However, the most recent reports indicate the decision to reinstate Trump or not hasn’t been made at this time.
Twitter recently reinstated the former president’s account, though he has yet to use it, and it’s unclear if he will ever return to the platform.
What do you think the outcome of this decision-making process should be? Will we see Donald Trump on Facebook and Instagram once again?
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