Returning to the White House, Donald. Trump is looking return to regain control over his powerful social media accounts.
With his Twitter account back. Trump’s campaign is petitioning parent company Facebook to unblock. His account after it was locked two years ago in response to the US Capitol riots.
“that the ban on President Trump’s. Account on Facebook has return distorted and inhibited public discourse.” the Trump campaign wrote in its letter to Meta on Tuesday, according to a copy reviewed by todaystrend News.
The Trump campaign did not threaten a lawsuit, as some sources close to Trump thought it would. It instead spoke about the importance of free speech. And appealed to Meta to hold “a meeting to discuss the immediate. Reinstatement of President Trump on the platform.”
A Meta spokeswoman declined to comment on Trump.
Saying the company “will announce a decision in the coming weeks in by the process we have set out.”
Facebook and Twitter banned Trump a day after a mob of his supporters — many of whom admitted in federal. Court they were whipped by his lies about a stolen election. — Stormed the Capitol and interfered with Congress as it was counting electoral votes. Certify Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential Win.
Facebook decided to impose a limited ban on Trump. That will come up for review after two years, starting on January 7 this year.
Twitter had planned a permanent ban, but new owner Elon Musk reinstated Trump’s account on Nov. 19. And then criticized the company’s previous leadership for the ban.
Trump, but, has yet to tweet.
“Trump is coming back to Twitter.
It’s a question of how and when,” said one Republican. Who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a private conversation with Trump. About returning to the platform. “He’s been talking about it for weeks, but Trump is speaking for Trump, so what is he? What to do or say or when to do is anyone’s guess.”
Another Trump confidante, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss. The conversation with him, said Trump had sought input for weeks. About returning to Twitter. And that his campaign advisers had also come up with ideas for his first tweet.
Some advisers said Trump may be restricted. From posting on other social media platforms now. That he has established his own, called Truth Social. Truth Social declined to comment on any alleged limits, and a Trump spokeswoman. Said the campaign believed he would be able to return to Twitter as usual.
Another Trump adviser, who spoke to him about Facebook.
And shared a summary of the private conversation with todaystrend News. On condition of anonymity, said his campaign believed Facebook. Would honor the two-year ban and reinstate him but for its involvement. ready With House Republicans, who control the lower chamber. Of Congress, to advocate for Trump. and pressure Metta. The adviser said Congress will likely examine Section 230. Of the federal law that affects social media companies.
“If Facebook wants to fight this, fine, the House has leverage. And keeping Trump off Facebook looks political. ” The adviser said, adding that House Democrats like California’s. Adam Schiff last month asked Facebook to keep Trump off the platform. .
“Trump continues to post damaging campaign content. On Truth return Social that likely violates Facebook’s policies. And we have every reason to believe that given the opportunity. He will bring similar conspiratorial rhetoric back to Facebook.” Schiff wrote in a letter signed by Meta. By three Democratic colleagues.
Trump’s plan to expand his social media.
Footprint also speaks to the limits of Satya Social’s return reach. Trump has more than 4.8 million followers on the platform. Compared to about 88 million on Twitter and 34 million on Facebook.
Twitter and Facebook were the one-two punch of Trump’s strategic campaign.
Facebook was critical to Trump’s success in 2016. When his campaign used computer programming to tailor ads to audience data. — Called microtargeting — that helped him raise money with small-dollar donors and message. Outside Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign. According to Bloomberg News, an internal Facebook report found. That Trump ran different versions of 5.9 million ads, compared to 66,000 for Clinton.