Former President Donald Trump’s Instagram account amassed over 23 million followers.
However, he was banned from both Facebook and the above-mentioned platform.
Will Donald Trump be allowed back on social media?
Although Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts were suspended after the January 6 Capitol riots, both of his profiles were reinstated on January 25, 2023.
Regarding Trump’s recovery of both accounts, Meta president Nick Clegg stated: “In the event that Mr Trump posts further violating content, the content will be removed and he will be suspended for between one month and two years, depending on the severity of the violation.”
Back in January 2021, Twitter said in a statement that they banned his account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” following the Insurrection at the US Capitol.
“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said at the time.
“In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action.”
Facebook and Instagram soon followed but only banned him from their platforms for two years, with an estimated return date of January 2023.
In February 2021, Twitter CFO Ned Segal stated that the company has no plans on ever reinstating Trump saying that, “when you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform.”
When did Trump create his own social media platform?
Months after his social media ban was put into place, the Trump Media & Technology group announced that they would be launching their own platform called TRUTH Social, claiming that it would “stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.”
“We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American president has been silenced,” Trump said.
On February 20, 2022, TRUTH Social was made available for download.
Prior to the announcement of his own service, Trump was seen praising Nigeria for banning Twitter in their county and expressed remorse for not thinking of doing the same, adding he could get another chance in a potential 2024 run.
What is Trump Media & Technology group?
Trump Media & Technology group was launched in association with this new platform.
In the press release, Trump said that TMTG was “founded with a mission to give a voice to all.”
TRUTH Social will mark the company’s first project which is also set to be listed on the Nasdaq through a merger with Digital World Acquisition Group.
According to the company’s press release, TMTG is also valued at $875million with a potential additional earning of $825million, totaling a massive $1.7billion, “depending on the performance of the stock price post-business combination.”