Meta reopens Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts

As promised, Meta has reopened former President Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, two years after kicking him off the platform.

The company had earlier said it would apply measures to his accounts so that the violations do not happen again.

Meta, like Twitter and other services, kicked Trump off the platforms in January 2021 after he supported Capitol Hill protesters.

The company initially blocked his accounts for 24 hours before kicking him out completely. Meta’s Board of Oversight was among those who criticized Trump’s expulsion.

The company then said his accounts would remain blocked for two years. In late January it was learned that Trump would regain access to the platforms.

Trump has expressed his willingness to run for a second term for the White House and has not posted anything on the said platforms.