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With Trump's reinstatement, Meta finds new ways to punish world leaders

By Naomi Nix

27 Jan 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

With Donald Trump set to return to Facebook, Meta is rethinking the way it sanctions world leaders when they post controversial content. The Washington Post looks at the political implications.

With its announcement that it would be reinstating former president Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts, Meta warned that it could take a stronger stance against world leaders who post content that exacerbates civil unrest or breaks its rules.

The social media giant is expanding the range of interventions that it can deploy to fight dangerous rhetoric from Trump and other public figures - with new measures to decrease the visibility of provocative posts.

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