2023-01-19 22:13:54

Trump campaign asks Meta to reinstate him on Facebook

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Former President Trump's campaign has asked Meta, Facebook's parent company, to reinstate him on the social media platform. CBS News obtained a copy of the letter Thursday.

In the letter, Trump's lawyers wrote that a continued ban of the former president and 2024 candidate from the platform could be seen as a deliberate effort by the company "to silence Mr. Trump's political voice."

The lawyers for the former president also asked Meta executives for a meeting to discuss Trump's "prompt reinstatement to the platform."

Facebook suspended Trump in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol, and his encouragement of his supporters ahead of the attack. But, as CBS News reported earlier this month, Meta is considering letting Trump back onto Facebook after banning him for two years in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot.

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