(CNN) — Facebook parent company Meta said Wednesday that it will reactivate former President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks.
“Our decision was based on the risk [to public safety] Nick Clegg, President of Global Affairs at Meta, said in a blog post: However, it does so by installing new guardrails to deter repeat offenders. ”
With his Facebook and Instagram accounts back, Trump will once again have access to a huge and powerful communication and fundraising platform.
The decision, which follows a similar move by Twitter, could also further change the landscape for how a long list of smaller online platforms handle Trump’s account.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether Trump would seize the opportunity to return to the metaplatform.Twitter restored Trump’s account in November after its takeover by billionaire Elon Musk, but the former president He has yet to resume tweeting, opting instead to stay on his own social media platform, Truth Social.
But the Trump campaign sent a letter earlier this month to Mehta, petitioning him to unblock his Facebook account, a source familiar with the letter told CNN.
A representative for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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