Trump Rejoining Big Tech Platforms? Fmr. President's Campaign Petitions Facebook for Reinstatement

Nick Kangadis | January 19, 2023
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Guess who’s back? Back again? Well, maybe.

NBC News is reporting, which means they’re possibly soiling themselves over it, that former President Donald Trump is looking to get back into the Big Tech social media game by petitioning Facebook to unban his account following his release from Twitter jail.

Trump’s campaign reportedly wrote a letter to Facebook’s parent company Meta conveying that they “believe that the ban on President Trump’s account on Facebook has dramatically distorted and inhibited the public discourse.”

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According to NBC News:

Trump’s campaign didn’t threaten a lawsuit, as some sources close to Trump thought he would. It instead talked about the importance of free speech and petitioned Meta for a “meeting to discuss President Trump’s prompt reinstatement to the platform.”

A Meta spokesperson declined to comment about Trump beyond saying the company “will announce a decision in the coming weeks in line with the process we laid out.”

Big Tech, in a clearly coordinated effort and pre-planned effort, banned Trump from Facebook and Twitter immediately after the polarizing events of January 6, 2021.

Trump eventually started his own social media outlet, Truth Social, in an effort to bring back a level of free speech not available on Facebook or Twitter, along with providing the former president a platform to communicate with supporters and the world.


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