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Donald Trump has been allowed back onto Facebook and Instagram.

Meta Platforms, the company that owns FB and Insta, has said that they will restore former US president Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks.

Trump was banned from the platforms for two years after the deadly Capitol Hill riot on 6 January 2021.

The move comes following the news that Trump will make another run for the White House in 2024. Trump has 34 million followers on Facebook and 23m on Instagram, platforms that are key vehicles for political outreach and fundraising.

The social media company said in a blog post it has “put new guardrails in place to deter repeat offenses”.

“In the event that Mr. Trump posts further violating content, the content will be removed, and he will be suspended for between one month and two years, depending on the severity of the violation,” Meta announced.

Trump has recently been allowed back on Twitter, his favourite social media platform. However, he has not sent any new tweets since regaining his account on the platform, saying he would prefer to stick with his own app Truth Social.

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