Donald Trump was waiting for this moment.
Trump’s been holding off on announcing a comeback because of one stumbling block.
And all hell broke loose when Trump heard this news about if he can run for President again.
Facebook’s Oversight Board recently handed down a decision that the platform’s indefinite suspension of Donald Trump’s account was too broad.
The board gave Facebook the option of reinstating Trump, setting a time limited suspension or permanently revoking Trump’s posting privileges.
Facebook VP of Global Affairs announced that Trump’s page would be eligible for reinstatement on January 7, 2023, which would be two years after Facebook initially suspended his page.
“We are today announcing new enforcement protocols to be applied in exceptional cases such as this, and we are confirming the time-bound penalty consistent with those protocols which we are applying to Mr. Trump’s accounts. Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension, we believe his actions constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols. We are suspending his accounts for two years, effective from the date of the initial suspension on January 7 this year,” Clegg wrote.
Clegg added that in two years Facebook would assess the situation again and determine if circumstances warranted Trump’s reinstatement.
But Clegg warned that Facebook’s censors would be ready to suspend Trump‘s account at the drop of a hat.
“When the suspension is eventually lifted, there will be a strict set of rapidly escalating sanctions that will be triggered if Mr. Trump commits further violations in future, up to and including permanent removal of his pages and accounts,” Clegg added.
If Donald Trump is back on Facebook in 2023 he can run for President in 2024.
No candidate can afford to be blacklisted from social media and run a competitive campaign in today’s environment.
This decision makes it more likely that Trump will mount a third White House bid in 2024.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.