Meta, the parent company of Facebook, decided to reinstate the account of Donald Trump after it was removed from the platform.
Meta, which had initially banned Trump's account, said it would soon reinstate it. The company claimed that it was reacting to the president's statements about the January 6 riot, in which he praised those involved in violence. Following the announcement, several advocacy groups and Democratic lawmakers criticized the move.
Fight for the Future claims that Meta's decision has made Donald Trump the focus of attention once more, and it will help him oppress and silence the most vulnerable people.
According to Evan Greer, the organization's director, the debate over specific decisions, such as those involving Trump, is missing the point. He noted that the president doesn't need platforms to spread his hateful ideas.
Meta's decision to reinstate Trump's account has been condemned by UltraViolet, an organization that focuses on political and feminist change. The group claimed that it will allow the platform to radicalize the president's followers and spread racialized and gendered disinformation.
In a press release, the organization criticized Facebook for allowing Trump to use its platform to distribute his hateful ideas. It demanded that the company remove Trump's account from its platform.
BREAKING: Meta’s President of Global Affairs, Nick Clegg announces the company will reinstate Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks after a 2-year suspension.
— Rebecca Jarvis (@RebeccaJarvis) January 25, 2023
Meta's decision to reinstate Trump's account was also criticized by Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California. He told "The Reid Out" on Wednesday that the company's decision was influenced by profit.
According to Schiff, Meta had decided to reinstate Trump's account due to its "profit motive." He noted that the company had suspended the president's account for two years after the January 6 riot at the Capitol.
Adam noted that Trump had used social media to spread his lies and promote an insurrection. He said that allowing him to use the platform again is dangerous.
Political analyst David Roberts was also skeptical of Meta's decision to reinstate Trump's account. He said that he would like to see if the company would enforce the rules if Trump breaks them.
He referred to the company's announcement as a "ridiculous joke." He noted that Trump would easily violate the company's rules even if they were minimal.
In a statement, Meta said that it would suspend Trump's account if he violates its terms of service. It noted that he could be removed from the platform for up to two years depending on the severity his violations.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on DAILY CALLER.