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Former President Trump’s Facebook page is once again visible on the social media platform. It’s unclear whether he has access to the page or if he is able to post.
However, a Facebook spokesperson said, “Nothing about the status of President Trump’s presence on our platform has changed. He remains indefinitely suspended.”
The president has more than 32.8 million followers.
UPDATE: Facebook Policy Communications Director Andy Stone: "Nothing about the status of President Trump's presence on our platform has changed. He remains indefinitely suspended.— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 2, 2021
Last month the social media giant’s oversight board ruled on whether Facebook should let former President Donald Trump back on its social network.
The board upheld the company’s decision to remove Trump after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol — finding he had broken Facebook’s rules about praising violence — but it criticized the indefinite suspension and kicked the case back to the company either to ban Trump permanently or set a time frame for when he can return.
Trump was suspended “indefinitely” from Facebook and Instagram on Jan. 7, a day after his supporters stormed the Capitol in a bid to overturn the 2020 election results.
“I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you,” read the president’s last message.
Trump was also permanently banned from Twitter and Youtube took similar steps, citing an ongoing risk of violence and incitement.
“We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote at the time.