Meta, the parent company behind Facebook and Instagram, announced on Wednesday that they would be reinstating former president Donald Trump’s accounts “in the coming weeks,” reversing a two-year ban handed down in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
“We’ve always believed that Americans should be able to hear from the people who want to lead the country,” Nick Clegg, president of global affairs at Meta, told Axios. “We don’t want to stand in the way of that.”
The switch-up has the potential to impact the 2024 election, as Trump regains advertising access to his tens of millions of followers across the platforms. In a response, the 2024 presidential candidate signaled he wasn’t satisfied with the effort.