Donald Trump Might Post First Tweet Since Capitol Riots Soon
We might see a Donald Trump tweet soon as the former president reportedly plans to restore his banned social media accounts.
NBC News says he submitted a formal petition to Facebook’s parent company. Also, Twitter reinstated his account on November 19, but he has not posted anything yet.
Trump used to share his thoughts frequently on social media during his presidency. However, Twitter and Facebook banned him after the 2021 Capitol Riot.
Donald Trump and social media
The billionaire rose to power with the help of Facebook and Twitter. The former allowed his campaign to share ads according to viewer data.
The method allowed Donald Trump to raise funds and reach more people than Hillary Clinton’s campaigns.
Twitter was his number one platform for sharing his thoughts on all sorts of things. However, his fellow Republicans grew to dislike his tweets and opposed them.
Eventually, the unfiltered online sharing led to the January 6 Capitol Riot. According to The House Committee report, he repeatedly used Twitter to call people to Washington, D.C.
The report noted a Donald Trump tweet that said, “Be there, will be wild!” In response, his supporters stormed the Capitol building.
Also, the House Committee said Donald Trump initially refused to ask his supporters to leave via Twitter.
Instead, he criticized Vice President Mike Pence for refusing to help overturn the election. As a result, the mob became more enraged.
The next day, Twitter permanently banned Donald Trump, while Facebook gave him a limited ban.
Meta said it would review his ban after two years, starting January 7, 2023. However, Trump sent a formal petition to unblock his account earlier.
Contrary to popular belief, he did not threaten to sue Facebook’s parent firm. Instead, his petition emphasized the importance of free speech.
It also requested Meta for a “meeting to discuss President Trump’s prompt reinstatement to the platform.
A Meta spokesperson declined to comment regarding Donald Trump’s petition. The company “will announce a decision in the coming weeks in line with the process we laid out.”
We might see a Donald Trump tweet a couple of years after the Capitol Riots on January 6, 2021. At the time of writing, his team is “workshopping” his tweets, according to NBC News.
Meanwhile, he has petitioned Meta to reinstate his Facebook account. Soon, the company will announce its final decision.
While waiting, you could check out other social media platforms like Mastodon and BeReal. Also, follow Inquirer Tech for the latest digital trends.
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