Don’t call it a comeback.
But Donald Trump will be coming back to Facebook.
If, that is, he wants.
And in, that would be, two years.
Reuters reports that Facebook Inc. came to a decision Friday concerning the former president’s account.
As you’re surely aware, after January 6th’s chaos at the Capitol, the social media site enacted a suspension.
It was part of a supreme silencing.
On the 7th, the President’s Twitch account was disabled.
So was his Instagram.
January 8th saw The Donald’s Twitter wings “indefinitely” clipped.
The same day, chatroom and instant-messaging app Discord banned a server called TheDonald.win.
In a related story, Amazon removed Parler from its cloud hosting service while Apple dumped it from its app store.
That was January 9th.
Google Play banned the application as well.
As for Facebook, the site’s Newsroom put it this way:
We believe the risks of allowing President Trump to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great, so we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks
“Over the last several years,” Mark Zuckerberg wrote, “we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies. … But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.”
Mark accused the President of trying to provoke violence:
His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the U.S. and around the world. We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect — and likely their intent — would be to provoke further violence.
It was a case of undermining peace:
“The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor,
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