Banned from Facebook after the January 6, 2021 protests on Washington’s Capitol Hill, former US President Donald Trump has just returned to the social network with a simple message: “I’m back!”
Former US President Donald Trump returned to Facebook on March 17, writing “I’M BACK!” (“I’m back!”) on his page, which was recently unblocked by the social network.
Along with this brief announcement, he also posted his old video of his victory in the 2016 presidential election, where he read: “Sorry to keep you waiting, tough case.”
On January 25, social media giant Meta announced that it was “ending the suspension” of Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, two years after the former Republican head of state was expelled following protests that led to the Capitol invasion. in Washington, January 6, 2021.
“The public needs to be able to hear what politicians are saying in order to be able to make informed choices,” Nick Clegg, Meta’s head of international affairs, said at the time. “But that doesn’t mean there aren’t limits on what people can say on our platform,” he said, confirming that the “real risk of harm” would result in “Meta interference.”
2024 presidential candidate Donald Trump was taken off the social media platform on January 7, 2021, while still in office, on charges that he encouraged his supporters when they entered Congress in Washington the day before. This unprecedented decision was copied at the time by most of the major social networks, including Twitter.
The former head of state had already been re-admitted to Twitter on November 19, 2022, following a consultation organized by Elon Musk shortly after his candidacy in the 2024 election. However, he has yet to post to that account, communicating primarily through his own Truth Social platform.