Donald Trump has announced his comeback campaign with his 2024 run for president. Not that long ago, Elon Musk appeared to help the candidate by reinstating his Twitter account. According to reports, Trump’s team petitioned Meta to end his ban on Facebook and Instagram.
And soon afterward, Democrats were rocked by this announcement.
From The Post Millennial:
On Wednesday, Meta announced that former president Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts will be reinstated in the near future.
The decision comes two years after he was kicked off the platforms for violating their terms of service.
Trump now has access to both his Twitter and Facebook accounts. This is a huge blow against the left, who has used Trump’s bans as reason for pushing larger infringements on Americans’ free speech rights. But, will Trump return to these platforms–especially now that he is running for president?
He released a statement after the news broke.
From Fox News:
Former President Trump took to social media Wednesday afternoon to chide Facebook and parent company Meta…
“FACEBOOK, which has lost Billions of Dollars in value since ‘deplatforming’ your favorite President, me, has just announced that they are reinstating my account…
In the post, the former president also thanked Truth Social, his own platform, for “doing an incredible job” for having him and for their recent success.
Trump called out Facebook for banning him two years ago. He suggested the company lost value over the move–given his popularity. His response suggests he will not be using Facebook, sticking with TRUTH Social.
I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who are surprised. Shouldn’t Trump return to Facebook, which is arguably the biggest social network in the world? Well, a presidential candidate would be smart to use it to reach voters. But Trump could be ticked off at the company’s insulting restrictions.
From The Post Millennial:
“As such,” Clegg explained, “we will be reinstating Mr. Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks. However, we are doing so with new guardrails in place to deter repeat offenses.”
Really? This is a former President of the United States. Not a child. Yet Meta thinks it’s appropriate to put “guardrails” in place to prevent Trump from saying something they don’t like.
I’m sorry, but there are no “guardrails” on the First Amendment.
They threatened to ban Trump again if he posts “violating content.” What does that include? Criticisms of Biden’s COVID response? Posts to articles that make Democrats look bad? We have no idea because social networks are vague about when or why they ban someone.
We know, thanks to the Twitter Files, that social networks have worked with the government to police speech. Is this what’s happening here? Is Meta putting “guardrails” on Trump’s free speech rights because Joe Biden is demanding it?
So why should Trump go back and play their games? Free speech is free for all, or it’s not free speech at all. Democrats in Big Tech need to learn they can’t violate one of our fundamental rights and get away with it.
- Facebook lifted its ban on Trump’s social accounts.
- Trump mocked the company on TRUTH Social–seemingly refusing to go back.
- Facebook scolded Trump and said he would be banned again, placing new “guardrails.”
- Big Tech has been exposed for colluding with Democrats to violate Americans’ free speech rights.