Facebook Considers Reinstating Donald Trump

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 08: Former U.S. President Donald Trump walks away after speaking to the media during an election night event at Mar-a-Lago on November 08, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump spoke as the nation awaits the results of voting in the midterm elections.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • After Facebook banned then-President Donald Trump in January 2021 following the Capitol attack, the company said it would reconsider his status on the platform in two years’ time.
  • On Saturday, that timer will run out, and Facebook is grappling with a different landscape as it weighs whether to allow Trump back on its platform.
  • For one thing, social media looks different than it did two years ago.

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