Mara Gay, an editor at the New York Times, said on "Morning Joe" that if Donald Trump were to return to Facebook, it could "take down the country."
According to a report by Axios, Facebook's parent company, Meta, will allow Trump to use his account again. He was banned from the platform for two years due to what it called his "praise for violence."
According to Gay, companies and institutions should not cede the keys to democracy to someone who intends to destroy it. This is a business, and while it is different from a public institution, we still need to ask the moral questions about it. In the past, people would have asked these questions about companies such as chemical firms.
"She stated that these questions have been around for a long time in the US, and while companies have their own moral responsibilities, they should still be asking these questions."
In January, Trump's team asked Facebook to restore his account, stating that the two-year ban had severely inhibited the public's discourse and threatened his political voice. The letter noted that continued exclusion would also silence him.
In a post on his Facebook page, Trump stated that a ban should never be implemented on a former or sitting president.
"Trump claimed that Facebook had lost billions of dollars due to his removal from the platform. He thanked the company for reinstating his account, and he stated that this should never happen to a sitting president."
In November, after a public opinion poll called for Trump's reinstatement on Twitter, the platform's CEO Elon Musk reinstated his account.
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