Author name: Zach Praiss

Facebook to reinstate Trump

Meta will reinstate former President Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts “in coming weeks” following a two-year suspension, according to Nick Clegg, the company’s president, global affairs, Axios’ Sara Fischer and Mike Allen report.

Two years after Jan. 6, Facebook mulls if Trump is still a threat

“Is [Trump’s rhetoric] safer, or is it that it wasn’t being broadcast to hundreds of millions of people on Facebook that kept it safer?” said Accountable Tech’s executive director, Nicole Gill, whose anti-Big Tech advocacy group has run digital and television advertisements urging the company not to reinstate Trump. “The absence of violence after the midterms is not at all reason to let him back on.”

Meta would be making a mistake handing Trump back the keys to Facebook

It’s been nearly two years since Donald Trump incited a violent insurrection against the U.S. government, organized largely on social media. But while the January 6 Select House Committee is referring the former president to the Department of Justice for criminal investigation, Meta is considering handing him back the keys to his Facebook account.

As the leaders of two tech and media watchdog groups, we’ve closely tracked Trump’s online behavior since he incited that deadly insurrection, and we can unequivocally say: There is no justification for allowing Trump back on Facebook.