Back in January, while Donald Trump was still the president, tech giants and liberal elites teamed up to ban him on social media.
Since then, his account on Facebook has only shown an error message indicating the suspension. As of today @ 12:30PM, the full page and all its previous posts have been restored as active.
Though the platform previously claimed the president was responsible for “inciting violence” before and after the January 6th riot at the Capitol and cut off all direct lines of communication, they were forced to defend the ban in front of a panel in early May.
At that time, the panel ruled in favor of keeping Trump silenced.
Facebook’s oversight board said the ongoing risk of violence “justified” a permanent suspension but they did not believe a permanent suspension was appropriate. They insisted that Facebook should create a defined set of rules that would explain their decision to ban all accounts, including President Trump’s.
They gave Facebook six months to make its final decision on the permanent status of Trump’s account.
It seems, at some point in the process, Facebook decided they couldn’t comply with that suggestion.
President Trump has not posted to the account since the recent reinstatement.