Trump news – live: Trump mocks Meta as they reinstate him on Facebook and Instagram

Trump news – live: Trump mocks Meta as they reinstate him on Facebook and Instagram

Oliver O’Connell and Alex Woodward

Thu, 26 January 2023 at 4:53 am GMT

Donald Trump will have his Facebook and Instagram accounts reinstated in the coming weeks by parent company Meta after a two-year ban.

Nick Clegg, the company’s president of global affairs, said there will be new guard rails built in to limit distribution of posts that do not explicitly break the rules.

It is not known whether the former president plans to use the accounts once they are reinstated but he responded with a Truth Social post mocking the company.

The news comes after Mr Trump hosted conservative influencers from the “Libs of TikTok” and Babylon Bee at Mar-a-Lago.

NBC News reports that it is part of a charm offensive by the 2024 Republican presidential candidate, whose campaign has its first event this weekend in South Carolina.

Earlier this week, Mr Trump leaped to Mike Pence’s defence after it emerged that classified documents had been found in the former vice president’s Indiana home.

Mr Trump called Mr Pence an “innocent man” and urged people to “leave him alone”.

It’s a marked difference from his response to the discovery of classified documents at President Joe Biden’s Wilmington home and an office he used in Washington DC.

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