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Facebook, Instagram Will Reinstate Trump’s Accounts With ‘Guardrails’

Facebook, Instagram Will Reinstate Trump’s Accounts With ‘Guardrails’

“We just do not want — if he is to return to our services — for him to do what he did on January 6, which is to use our services to delegitimize the 2024 election, much as he sought to discredit the 2020 election.”

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Meta announced the reinstatement of President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts after a two-year suspension.

Meta is the parent company of the two social media platforms.

Nick Clegg, Meta’s president, told Axios Trump will have guardrails: “We just do not want — if he is to return to our services — for him to do what he did on January 6, which is to use our services to delegitimize the 2024 election, much as he sought to discredit the 2020 election.”

Therefore, the reinstatement will not happen right away. Clegg explained the engineers “need time to build out some of the new functionality necessary to restrict certain posts or ad capabilities in the future, if needed.”

The new policies in place came from feedback given by the Oversight board:

How it works: Trump will be subject to new policies around restricting accounts by public figures during civil unrest. Under those policies, Meta can decide to restrict the account of a public figure that violates its community standards for a time ranging from one month to two years.

  • Trump will also be subject to a crisis policy protocol, introduced by Meta in August, that will consider both on and off-platform risks of imminent harm to evaluating whether the actions or speech of any public figures requires sanctioning.
  • “If he now posts further violating content, that content will be removed, of course, and he could be suspended for between one month and two years, depending on the severity of the violation,” Clegg said.

Trump could face punishment for anything that doesn’t violate Meta’s community standards:

Be smart: For actions or speech that don’t explicitly violate Meta’s community standards, Clegg said the company will retain discretion to take action, and may enforce different types of guardrails, including limiting the distribution of posts without removing them or temporarily restricting access to its advertising tools.

  • “Oblique references to QAnon content, for instance … is the kind of material that — even if it’s done obliquely, and doesn’t violate our community standards — we would seek to restrict the distribution of the content and/or restrict his ability to advertise,” he said.
  • These steps would allow content to remain visible on Trump’s account but not get distributed in users’ feeds, even for those that follow the former president.
  • For example, Meta may opt to remove the “re-share” button from such posts, and may stop them from being recommended or run as ads.

Of note: If Trump posts content that violates the company’s standards, but falls within Meta’s characterization of “newsworthy content” — meaning the public interest in understanding what Trump said outweighs any potential harm — the company may opt to restrict the distribution of the content but leave it up.

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henrybowman | January 25, 2023 at 5:51 pm

“We just do not want — if he is to return to our services — for him to do what he did on January 6, which is to use our services to delegitimize the 2024 election, much as he sought to discredit the 2020 election.”

That was the one where you guys “enhanced” strong Democratic voting districts with $400 million worth of “Zuckerbucks.” Wasn’t it?


 
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BierceAmbrose | January 25, 2023 at 6:08 pm

“… (prevent recurrence of — ed) what he did on January 6, which is to use our services to delegitimize the 2024 election, much as he sought to discredit the 2020 election.” … and the rest.

I can’t decide which snark to snark. Oh, I give up.

— That’s a fur piece from inciting violent insurrection at time of on Jan 6.

— This can’t have anything to do with crashing stock prices while The Twitterverse is reinstating The Spectacle of the Empire? Ad revenues down, much, there Zuck?

— The doublespeak is strong with these ones. It is the art of banning, without banning.

— Playing by the cider house rules, I see. Just happens bans can run from a little to … exactly how long it took you to rationalize your way to undoing what you did to The Orange Crush. How con-veeeeeeeeeen-ient.

In the words of the current Maximum Leader: C’mon man.

He should tell Klegg to shove it.

The basement strategy is better, compared to these elite pea brains trying to dictate.


 
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BierceAmbrose | January 25, 2023 at 6:22 pm

What’s the point of the double-speak? Who do they think they are fooling?


 
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Olinser | January 25, 2023 at 6:26 pm

In other words they know that they are going to be FORCED to reinstate his account anyway, so they’re trying to act like they’re doing him some big favor and making some big concession when they’re just trying to cling to whatever censorship they possibly can.


 
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rhhardin | January 25, 2023 at 7:37 pm

They’re establishing who the adults are in the room.

A move that won’t survive a Trump zinger.


 
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thalesofmiletus | January 25, 2023 at 7:44 pm

Trump has his own social network. He’s not coming back to FB.

The censorship “””guardrails””” are really for ordinary conservatives.

    Trump wants back on FB (it doesn’t violate his agreement with Truth as a return to Twitter would), but with this nonsense, he’d be a complete idiot to agree and return. He’d look weak if he agreed to this crazy. Very weak.

      I don’t agree with that. “Truth” hasn’t really gotten off the ground. (I think the choice of nonbusinessman Devin Nunes was a mistake.)

      BUT, if there are “guardrail” condition on his participation in FB, I’d tell them to go @#$% themselves first.

        There are guardrails, this post explains them in depth. Agreeing to them by returning would be a weakness and leave him at the same mercy of the same people who banned him in the first place. Go F yourself is the only response, I agree.

        As to Truth, yeah, it’s not taken off at all. I think after Parler people just stopped thinking an alternative to Twitter would really take off, but I don’t know.

Still trying to figure out how some shaman with horns was able to almost overthrow the government without a single AR15.
By the way, are they going to take away the AR’s from police and safety departments. Both their semi autos and full automatics. Weapons of war according to president diaperpants that shouldn’t be on the streets.


 
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novaculus | January 26, 2023 at 1:00 am

Who does this arrogant little twerp Klegg think he is, anyway?

Trump should use his own platform, Truth Social, to tell this pathetic, posturing pissant Klegg to jam his Facebook/Meta/Instagram up where the sun don’t never shine.

He doesn’t need them nearly as much as they need him.


 
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healthguyfsu | January 26, 2023 at 1:22 am

Trump shouldn’t do it. He only gets himself in more trouble on social media anyways. Sorry but it’s the truth.

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