(PatriotWise.com) — With enhanced safeguards “to avoid repeat crimes,” Trump’s accounts will be restored “in the coming weeks,” according to Nick Clegg, head of global relations at Facebook’s parent company Meta.
Both Trump’s suspension and his reinstatement have generated controversy.
The most public and divisive content moderation choice Meta has ever made was to suspend Trump’s account. Now that it has decided to restore him, the business is once again thrown into a heated discussion over the authority that internet platforms have to determine who has a voice online.
More than two years after he was barred from Facebook and Instagram for allegedly “inciting violence” when groups of his voters and supporters chose to illegally enter the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the former president will rejoin both platforms.
Trump called for his supporters to “peacefully march,” a fact continually ignored by the continually obtuse left-wing press.
According to Clegg, the “severe danger to public safety” that prompted Meta to suspend Trump in January 2021 “has sufficiently diminished.” Nevertheless, he warned that if Trump continued to flout Meta’s rules, he would suffer “heightened punishments,” such as removing his postings and maybe even receiving another two-year ban.
Assuming that the ban had “dramatically altered and limited the public dialogue,” Trump’s team had officially petitioned Meta to let him return.
The decision made by Meta immediately received criticism from advocacy and civil rights organizations.
Derrick Johnson, president of the NAACP, stated, “[Meta CEO] Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to restore Trump’s accounts is a perfect example of putting profits before people’s safety.”
The evidence appears to show that Trump did not incite violence – especially given that he called for protestors to protest “peacefully and patriotically.” Had Trump incited violence, he would have been charged with a crime.
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