former US President Donald Trump reinstated earlier this month the social media giant Meta will decide to lift his suspension in early 2023, Nick CleggMeta’s president of global communications told ET in an exclusive interview.
“Twitter at the time deleted it permanently. We didn’t. We said that he would be suspended for two years. This two-year period ends at the beginning of next year,” he said. Cleggwho is on a week-long visit to India.
The former UK vice premier added that Meta will make a decision based on its observations about the level of risk to public safety and so on in the US.
“If it is restored to our platform at that time, we will have to think about what caveats, conditions and restrictions will apply to it.” He added that it is “unhealthy” for private companies to constantly sanction politicians in major democracies: “We believe in the voice, but we also believe in security. It’s the right balance,” Clegg said.
He went on to add that the two-year period ends at the start of next year, and therefore Meta will likely make additional announcements early next year.
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Donald TrumpThe Twitter account was reactivated in November by the owner of the social network, billionaire Elon Musk. This makes it the first digital platform to recover a former US president’s account.
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conduct a poll on Twitter asking users if Trump should be reinstated and on Nov. 20, Musk tweeted, “People have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei. The Latin phrase means “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”
The Twitter owner has previously said it will not make any “major decisions regarding content or account recovery” until a “content moderation board with a variety of viewpoints” is convened.
Twitter was one of the first platforms to block Trump after his supporters violated US rules. Capitol on January 6, 2021, stating that his tweets violated rules against glorifying violence.