Trump asks for permission to return to Facebook

Published January 18, 2023, 10:03 PMUpdated January 19, 2023 7:45 AM.

After finding his Twitter account on November 19, 2022, Donald Trump sets out to retake Facebook. The former US president has officially asked for permission to return to the social network, his campaign team said, urging not to “reduce the presidential candidate to silence.”

The lawyer of the former American president, Scott Gus, sent a letter to the founder of the platform, Mark Zuckerberg. Although the billionaire was banned from using Facebook after the Washington Capitol was stormed in January 2021, his advice is demanding “a meeting to discuss a quick readmission” of Donald Trump.

“Distorted and limited” public debate

“We believe that the suspension of President Trump’s Facebook account has radically distorted and limited public debate,” Scott Gast said in the message. He calls on the platform to “promote genuine dialogue, not silence a presidential candidate.”

A spokesman for Meta, the chain’s parent company, promised to make a decision on the fate of the former president “in the coming weeks.”

Following an attack by Republican supporters on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, Facebook suspended his account. The company calculated that Donald Trump could only return when the “risks to public safety” were gone.

He has already been rehabilitated on Twitter. After a survey launched among followers, cranky Twitter boss Elon Musk reactivated the account of the former American president. With the 2024 presidential campaign in full swing, teams are mobilizing to sign a powerful social media comeback that heavily contributed to the Republican’s 2016 victory.

(with AFP)

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