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Will former president Donald Trump return to Facebook early next year

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As the deadline for the two year suspension on Facebook of former president Donald Trump is drawing close there has been huge speculation on whether he will be allowed to return to popular social media platform Facebook. According to a senior executive of Facebook, Trump could be allowed on Facebook in early 2023, in time for the 2024 presidential elections.

When asked in an interview if Trump could return to Facebook next year Nick Clegg, who is the President of Global Affairs at Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, said, “He could be. We’ve been very open that that temporary suspension is a two-year period though ‘til early January of next year.”

Nick Clegg, who was a former Deputy Prime Minister in the U.K., revealed this information in an interview, on Thursday, in Washington D.C. with Semafor’s Editor at Large, Steve Clemons.

Clegg also said that “if we think there is content on our platform which will lead to real-world harm-physical harm-then we feel we have a clear responsibility to act against it.”

The Meta president added that Facebook would have to see “how that may or may not effect the risks of real world harm,” specifically in the case of Donald Trump.

If Facebook lifts the ban, former president Donald Trump, who was banned from several social media sites such as the Meta platforms, Twitter and YouTube, might be back on Facebook on January 7, 2023. Twitter had mentioned a lifelong ban but Facebook had revealed a two year ban.

After the riots on January 6, where an out-of-control mob stormed the Capitol in an effort to stop Congress from certifying the legitimate election of President Joe Biden, Trump had allegedly incited his followers to violently storm the Capitol in Washington D.C. This horrific event was telecast live around the world.

After the Jan 6 riot, Facebook said that Trump would be allowed to rejoin the social media platform only if “the risk to public safety has receded.” Trump had more than 35 million followers on Facebook before he was suspended from the site.

Donald Trump is also facing an inquiry after the FBI seized approximately seized 11,000 documents from his Mar-A-Lago residence, in Florida, after serving a search warrant that was authorized by the court. About 100 documents, found in a storage room and in an office, on August 8 had classified markings on them.

Donald Trump, his business and three of his children have been sued by New York Attorney General Letitia James for roughly $250 million as they allegedly committed financial fraud. The suit also asks for them to be disbarred from holding official posts in New York corporations and also to be disbarred from real estate dealings in the Empire State.


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