After two years of ban, Donald Trump wrote on Facebook, ‘I am back’

Former US President Donald Trump on Friday wrote his first Facebook post after being banned from the social media platform for two years.

Trump posted a 12-second video with “I’m back”, what appears to be his victory speech after winning the 2016 election, and also tried to lay out his campaign for the 2024 election in that video. .

Following the 2016 video, Trump inserted his famous slogan “Make America Great Again”, or MAGA, popularized during his previous successful presidential campaign.

Earlier in February, Meta had restored Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. NBC News reported that Andy Stone, director of policy communications at Meta, confirmed the development.

Nick Clegg, Facebook’s president of global affairs, said in January that the suspension would be lifted, with news reports that reinstatement was expected. Trump’s accounts on Facebook and Instagram were suspended by Meta following the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot.

The ban was initially announced as an indefinite ban, covering the last two weeks of his presidency, NBC News reports. Later, the ban on Trump’s account was formally extended for two years.

Till the time of writing this news, Trump has not shared any new post on his Facebook or Instagram account. His last Instagram post, dated January 6, 2021, promoted a ‘Save America’ march where he would encourage his supporters to march on the Capitol.

Sharing the post on Instagram, Trump captioned it, “I will be speaking at the Save America rally tomorrow at 11 AM ET (8:30 PM IST) at the Ellipse. Arrive early – 7 AM ET (4:30 PM IST).” Door open. PM IST). Big crowd!”

Trump’s last post on Facebook before his suspension called for people to leave the capitol. In the post on Facebook, Trump said, “I am asking everyone in the US Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, we are the party of law and order – law and respect for our great men and women in blue.” Do it.” Thank you!”

Meanwhile, on Friday, YouTube restored Trump’s account.

Taking to Twitter, a YouTube insider said, “Starting today, the Donald John Trump channel is no longer restricted and can upload new content. We’ve tried to balance the opportunity for voters to be heard equally, with the real world.” Carefully assessed the continued risk of violence. Leading national candidate for election.”

YouTube said, “This channel will remain subject to our policies just like any other channel on YouTube.”

© Thomson Reuters 2023

Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *