The suspension of Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram profiles for more than two years has been lifted.
Following the rioting at the Capitol in 2021, Mr. Trump was prohibited from using social media. The parent business of the platforms, Meta, claimed that it took action as a result of the then-president praising those who were "involved in violence at the Capitol." According to Meta, Mr. Trump may face another suspension for one month to two years if he violates the regulations once more.
Both websites continue to host posts in which he irrationally contests the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election. The last of his posts received comments from supporters wishing him well on his return. Initially banned from the platforms for an extended period of time, Mr. Trump's ban was later reduced to two years. Meta announced his return two weeks ago.
The open-ended punishment was criticized by the platforms' oversight board. He called the action "an insult" to the millions of people who supported him in the 2020 presidential election at the time. The former president declared his intention to seek for office once more in 2024 last November. He has almost 23 million Instagram followers and 34 million Facebook fans.