Facebook parent company, Meta, announced on Wednesday that it would restore former US President Donald Trump’s accounts on its platforms “in the coming weeks” after a two-year ban.
The company said it was adding “new guardrails” to ensure there are no “repeat offenders” who break its rules.
Nick Clegg, Meta’s president of global affairs, wrote in a blog post on Wednesday, “In the event that Mr. Trump posts further violating content, the content will be removed and he will be suspended for between one month and two years, depending on the severity of the violation.”
Why was Trump banned?
Shortly after his supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, Trump’s accounts were banned or suspended by social media platforms for violating their rules.
At the time, Twitter…