“In the upcoming weeks, we will lift the restriction on Mr. Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. To prevent repeat violations, new guardrails have been installed. In order to make educated decisions, the people should be able to hear what politicians are saying.”
The last phrase is so hypocritical that I bolded it. “So that people can make educated decisions, the public should be allowed to hear what politicians are saying.” Yes, they should, so why did you even prohibit him?
Whether Trump will resume his once-frequent social media posting habits is an open question. He was given access to Twitter again in Nov. 2022, but he hasn’t posted anything there because he prefers to concentrate on his own Truth Social account. However, if he does return, anticipate far more exciting entertainment.
Trump stepped in soon, criticizing Meta for first banning him and pointing out that they had lost billions in advertising income as a result:
His legal team had previously been fighting for the former president to be given another chance to reach out to Facebook users who read and share the news. The rest of Meta’s statement sent cautions and threats to the former president should he cross the line once more:
“Meta stated that in addition to the restoration of Trump’s ban, other safeguards are being put in place to dissuade repeat violators, including harsher sanctions for prominent personalities who are resuming after being suspended due to social disturbance.”
The choice to reinstate Trump may have a significant impact on his 2024 presidential candidacy. He currently has about 88 million Twitter followers, and prior to his bans, he had about 35.4 million on Facebook and an additional 24.6 on Instagram. He’s been unable to interact with that large group of individuals the way he did so successfully in the past. On Truth Social, he has fewer than 5 million supporters. Adam Schiff, who Sister Toldja claimed was arguing to keep The Donald off the platforms as recently as December, would undoubtedly suffer from the lifting of the ban.
In the future, I predict that Trump won’t be able to resist the need to return to all three of them because he enjoys using social media too much to give up the chance.
Author: Steven Sinclaire