Meta Platforms Inc said Wednesday that it will restore the accounts of Facebook and Instagram of the former US president Donald Trumpp in the coming weeks, after a two-year suspension following the serious riots on Capitol Hill on January 6.
The company warned that in case the account of Trump violates the community guidelines Facebook and instagramthe content will be removed and could be suspended for one month and two years depending on the severity.
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The company explained that this decision was made upon concluding that the risk to public safety has decreased compared to the level of January 2021.
“To assess whether the serious public safety risk that existed has diminished sufficiently, we have assessed the current environment in accordance with our crisis policy protocol, which included reviewing the conduct of the 2022 midterm elections and expert analysis of the current security environment. Our determination is that the risk has decreased sufficiently,” the statement read.
The company indicated that in case there were no conditions, the period of suspension of the accounts would be extended to more than two years.
Goal explained that this suspension was an extraordinary decision and that they will take protection measures to prevent the recidivism of accounts Trump.
Like any other user of Facebook or Instagram, Trump is subject to our Community Guidelines. In light of his infractions, he now also faces higher penalties for recidivism, ”said Meta.
the accounts of Facebook and Instagram of Trump were suspended after his supporters stormed the building of theCapitolon January 6, 2021, and the companies cited concerns that the president would incite more violence.
With information from Reuters and AP.
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