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Meta to announce decision on Trump’s return to Facebook

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According to reports, Meta is preparing to announce whether or not it will allow former US President Donald Trump to rejoin Facebook and Instagram.

The company previously stated that it will make a decision on whether to allow the former president to return by January 7.

However, according to the Financial Times, that decision is now expected to be announced later this month.

According to the report, the company has formed a working group to address the issue, which will include members of the public policy and communications teams, as well as the content policy team and security and key information, chaired by Monica Bickert, Facebook’s head of global policy management, and the safety and integrity teams led by Chief Information Security Officer Guy Rosen.

This comes after Twitter CEO Elon Musk lifted a permanent ban on Trump from the social media platform in November of last year.

From its previous indefinite ban imposed on January 7, Facebook (now Meta) suspended Trump‘s accounts for two years in 2021, the maximum penalty under a newly revealed set of rules for suspending public figures.

“We are today announcing new enforcement protocols to be applied in exceptional cases such as this, and we are confirming the time-bound penalty consistent with those protocols which we are applying to Mr Trump’s accounts… We believe his actions constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols,” Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, said.

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