Former President of the United States, donald trumpcould return to Meta platforms, most notably Facebook, after people close to the social media company outlined lifting the ban.
Nick Clegg, Meta’s president of global affairs, addressed the matter:
“When you make a decision that affects the public realm, you should act with great caution,” he said. Clegg.
Trump was banned from posting on several online platforms after the January 2021 riots at the Capitol building in Washington, DC, with Facebook, Google’s sister app Instagram, Twitter and YouTube citing their role in inciting the violence.
For Meta, Clegg stressed that accuracy or sentiment about certain content was not the determining factor in Trump returning to the platform.
“If we believe there is content on our platform that will lead to real-world harm, physical harm, then we feel we have a clear responsibility to act against it,” Clegg said at the Semafor event.
Trump had 35 million followers on Facebook alone before his suspension; he now appears to have 4 million followers on the nascent Truth Social platform.