Facebook has announced that former President Donald Trump will be allowed back on the platform after a two-year ban.
The ban was imposed after the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Facebook had determined that Trump’s posts had incited violence and thus violated their policies.
However, Facebook has now announced that they will be lifting the ban, but with certain restrictions. The company said that they will be “imposing strict sanctions on Mr. Trump’s accounts” and will be “monitoring to ensure he abides by these sanctions.”
The sanctions include a ban on any posts that could incite violence or that could lead to civil unrest. Additionally, any posts that could be interpreted as promoting hate speech will be removed.
Facebook has also said that they will be monitoring Trump’s accounts for any violations of the sanctions. If any violations are found, the company could take further action, including a permanent ban from the platform.
The decision to allow Trump back on the platform has been met with both criticism and praise. Critics have argued that the decision is an affront to democracy and that it could lead to further civil unrest. Supporters, however, have argued that it is important to allow for free speech and that it is up to the users to decide what they want to see.
Regardless of one’s opinion on the decision, it is clear that Facebook’s decision to allow Trump back on the platform is a major development. It remains to be seen how the former President will use the platform, and how Facebook will enforce their sanctions.