Despite his candidacy for president, Donald Trump is still unable to access Facebook.
Following the former president’s statement on Tuesday that he will run for re-election, the social media platform has no plans to reinstate Trump’s account, the business said on Wednesday.
Following the attack on the United States on January 6, 2021, Trump was banned from Facebook. Capitol.
However, Trump might not have to wait very long to return to the website.
His suspension from Facebook is scheduled to be reviewed two years after it was initially issued.
One change will take effect immediately: Trump will no longer be subject to Facebook fact-checks while running for office.
This is so that remarks made on Facebook by elected officials and candidates for office are not subject to fact-checking.
The AP takes part in Facebook’s impartial fact-checking initiative.
Trump’s use of social media throughout his time in office presented a massive problem for major social media platforms trying to strike a balance between the public’s desire to hear from their elected officials and concerns about false information, harassment, and incitement to violence.
Following the violence on January 6, Trump was also banned from Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, owned by Facebook’s parent firm Meta.
Trump’s YouTube channel posting privileges have been revoked.
Ivy Choi, a spokesperson for YouTube, stated on Wednesday that the company has no intentions to end the suspension.
Elon Musk, the company’s new owner, has stated that he disagrees with Twitter’s choice to ban Trump after the incident on January 6.
According to Musk, the decision to reinstate banned users won’t be taken until the content moderation council has examined the matter.
When asked whether Trump’s candidacy will affect the choice, Twitter did not comment.
Trump launched his own social media network, TruthSocial, after being suspended from Twitter, and he has stated he has no intention of returning even if permitted.
On Jan. 6, Facebook suspended Trump’s account for 24 hours for his admiration of the rioters who overran the Capitol.
The risks of permitting the President to use our service during this time are too significant, said Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in his announcement of the suspension on January 7.
The company’s ostensibly independent monitoring board upheld the restriction, although Facebook was told to put a time limit.
The current deadline for the ban is January 7, 2023.