(PatriotWise.com) – According to 19FortyFive, you will learn this month about the fate of former President Donald Trump if you are missing him on Facebook or if you want him to be permanently blocked.
In the upcoming four weeks, Meta, the social network’s parent company, will make a decision.
After the uprising on January 6, 2021, for what Meta called incitement of violence before Trump supporters started the melee, Trump has been banned from Facebook and Instagram.
Trump’s fate will be decided by Meta’s President of Global Affairs, Nick Clegg, a former deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom. The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is expected to support Clegg’s choice and stay out of the fray; however, if Clegg remains undecided, Zuckerberg may intervene directly.
In addition, Clegg is supported by an oversight committee, the members of which will likely vote in favor of or against Trump’s continued use of Meta platforms.
Trump fueled his successful campaign in 2016 by utilizing Facebook and, to a lesser extent, Instagram. Trump was allowed to rejoin Twitter, but since Elon Musk, the new owner removed the restrictions, he has not tweeted. The former president, who runs his social network called Truth Social, which is a Twitter ripoff, has insisted that he will stick by it and use it exclusively for communication.
Republicans have criticized Meta for what they see as its censorship of conservatives, while Democrats believe that Trump has violated democratic norms by using inflammatory language on social media.
The result of the Meta decision will leave one party delighted and one disappointed, so Clegg and his subordinates are in hot water. Should Meta ban Donald Trump, Zuckerberg might have to appear before Congress once more to defend himself against accusations of bias against Conservatives.
Should Donald Trump be elected again, some advertisers may decide to scale back or stop buying ads on Facebook and Instagram. This might be one aspect that keeps Trump’s ban in place. If allowed to return to Facebook and Instagram, Trump would most likely be on a short leash, with swift sanctions imposed on the former president if he violates the terms of service.
Facebook could reinstate Trump and decide to fact-check the president if they think he is disseminating false information.
Trump might decide not to post on Facebook as a result.
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