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.