Former US President Donald Trump posted to Facebook on Friday for the first time since the social media network’s parent company, Meta, reinstated his account.
“I'M BACK!” wrote Trump, and attached a short 12-second video from his speech on the night of his election as President.
Facebook banned Trump from the platform in the wake of the January 6, 2021, riots on the US Capitol, claiming Trump had encouraged the riots. Last month, the social media platform reinstated the former President, a week after Trump's campaign formally petitioned Meta to unblock his account.
A return to social media is expected to be a big part of Trump’s presidential campaign. Trump's campaign spokesman told Fox News Digital in January that being back on Facebook "will be an important tool for the 2024 campaign to reach voters."
Trump founded his own social media platform, Truth Social, in late 2021. However, it has been speculated that the former President plans to abandon that platform and return to other platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, which also reinstated Trump in November.
Trump’s return to Facebook came hours after YouTube announced it would be reinstating his account, more than two years after he was banned over the 2021 Capitol riots.
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