Facebook parent Meta is restoring former President Donald Trump’s personal account after a two-year suspension following the Jan. 6 coup.
The company said in a blog post Wednesday that it is adding “new guardrails” to ensure that those who violate its rules are not “re-offenders.”
“In the event that Mr. Trump posts further infringing content, the content will be removed and suspended for a period of one month to two years, depending on the severity of the violation,” Meta, Joe Menlo. Park, based in California. , said.
In a post on his own social media network, Trump criticized Facebook’s decision to suspend his account because he praised his own site, Truth Social.
“FACEBOOK, which has lost billions of dollars in value by “deplatforming” me, your favorite president, has just announced that they are restoring my account. Never again with a sitting president or anyone else. There should be no one who does not deserve revenge!” he wrote.
He was suspended on January 7, a day after the deadly 2021 coup. Other social media companies also removed it from their platforms, although it was recently reinstated on Twitter after Elon Musk took over the company. He did not tweet.
After being banned from mainstream social media, Trump is relying on Truth Social, which he started after being blocked from Twitter.