Facebook owner Meta is getting ready to publicly declare whether it will reinstate former US President Donald Trump on Facebook and Instagram, according to sources on Sunday.
The social media giant previously stated that it will decide whether to let the former president return by Saturday, January 7.
However, now they state the decision will not be made until later this month, according to the newspaper’s sources.
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According to people familiar with Meta’s operations, the company has formed a working group to address the issue, and the group includes members of the public policy, communications, and content policy teams.
Meta did not instantly respond to a request by Reuters for comment.
The news comes after Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, reversed a permanent ban on Trump on the social media platform in November last year after polling users.
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Trump insisted that he had no desire to return to Twitter.
“I don’t see any reason for it,” the former president had said via video when asked whether he planned to return to Twitter by a panel at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership meeting.
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Trump has mounted relentless attacks on the integrity of the US voting system since his 2020 election defeat and he launched a bid in November to regain the presidency in 2024, aiming to pre-empt potential Republican rivals.
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