Statement on Meta Reinstating Donald Trump’s Accounts 

Common Sense Media
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25, 2023— Today, Meta announced it will reinstate former President Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts "in coming weeks" following a two-year suspension. James P. Steyer, Common Sense Media's Founder and CEO, issued the following statement.

"Donald Trump has consistently tried to undermine our elections process and the peaceful transfer of power through a series of dangerous lies and the repeated urging of violent behavior by his followers.

"These actions and words seek to undermine the basic norms of our democracy as well as our broader societal fabric… Moreover, they threaten the long term-well being of our children and our broader civil society.

"Trump's behavior and language have gotten significantly worse and more extreme since he was first suspended from the Facebook platform. Permitting him to return now is a serious affront to our democracy and to Meta's own publicly declared standards. Once again, Meta is putting profits before what is best for our society."


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