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the former President Trump Facebook could be back as soon as January, according to one of the top executives at the social network’s parent company Meta.

Nick Clegg, META’s President of Global AffairsSaid that the decision would be up to him and he was not taking it lightly.

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Clegg made the announcement at an event organized by Semaphore new media organizationThursday in Washington, DC.

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“I’m very, very careful that if you as a private sector company have this significant ability to make decisions that affect the public sector, you need to act very, very carefully,” Clegg said. “You shouldn’t lose weight.”

was a former president facebook shut down After the January 6 riots in the Capitol. Facebook said at the time that it believed “the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are too high.”

Facebook said Trump Facebook and Instagram The accounts were blocked “indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is completed.”

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In June 2021, Clegg announced that Meta had extended Trump’s suspension by two years after Facebook’s oversight board criticized the company’s decision to ban “indefinitely”.

Clegg said the company would revisit Trump’s ban at that time, asking experts “to assess whether the risk to public safety has diminished.”

On Thursday, Clegg returned to talk about public safety and said the company was following the timeline set in June last year.

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“We are very open. That temporary suspension is a two-year suspension, early January of next year,” Clegg said. “We’ll look at all the signs that we should, which we think may or may not outweigh the risks of real-world damage.”

Fox News Digital contacted META and Trump, but did not receive a response.