Donald Trump to be allowed back on Facebook after 2year ban

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  • “In a healthier information ecosystem, the decisions of a single company would not carry such immense political significance, and we hope that new platforms will emerge to challenge the hegemony of the social media giants,” the ACLU’s Romero said.
  • Facebook is not only the world’s largest social media site, but had been a crucial source of fundraising revenue for Trump’s campaigns, which spent millions of dollars on the company’s ads in 2016 and 2020.
  • Indeed, some of Trump’s most offensive social media posts ended up being critical evidence in lawsuits filed against him and his administration,” said Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • Other social media companies, including Snapchat, where he remains suspended, also kicked him off their platforms following the insurrection.
  • “The biggest social media companies are central actors when it comes to our collective ability to speak — and hear the speech of others — online.
  • They should err on the side of allowing a wide range of political speech, even when it offends.”Clegg said that in light of his previous violations, Trump now faces heightened penalties for repeat offenses.
By BARBARA ORTUTAY and JILL COLVIN The Associated PressFacebook parent Meta said Wednesday it will restore former President Donald Trump s personal account in the coming weeks, ending a twoyear [+6348 chars]