Donald Trump restores Facebook after 2-year ban

Facebook parent company Meta is restoring former President Donald Trump’s personal account, which was suspended for two years after the Jan. 6 insurrection.

The company said in a statement blog post On Wednesday, it was adding “new guardrails” to ensure there were no “recidivists” breaking its rules.

“If Mr. Trump posts more violating content, it will be removed and he will be suspended from office for a month to two years, depending on the severity of the violation,” Menlo Park, Calif.-based Meta, said.

A spokesman for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the decision.

He was suspended on Jan. 7, a day after the deadly 2021 uprising. Other social media companies also kicked him off their platforms, though he was recently reinstated on Twitter after Elon Musk took over the company. He didn’t tweet.

Banned from mainstream social media, Trump has been relying on his own much smaller site, Truth Social, which he launched after being blocked from Twitter.

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