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Meta will reactivate Donald Trump's accounts



Meta announced Wednesday that it will "end the suspension" of Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks, two years after the former U.S. president was banned following his supporters' assault on Capitol Hill.


"The public needs to be able to hear what politicians are saying in order to make decisions," Nick Clegg, Meta's head of international affairs, said in a statement.


"But that doesn't mean there are no limits to what people can say on our platform. When there is a risk of harm in the real world - a high risk that justifies a Meta intervention in the public debate - we will act," he said. The former president was banned from the social network on January 7, 2021, while he was still in office, for having encouraged his followers during the attack on the Capitol in Washington the day before, an unprecedented decision, imitated at the time by most of the major social networks, including Twitter.


In June 2021, Facebook decided that the exclusion would last two years, and that the Republican billionaire could return when "risks to the safety of the public" had "disappeared".

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