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Facebook, Instagram reactivate Trump's accounts

It is not yet known if Trump can publish new posts

TASS, January 16. Management of social networks Facebook and Instagram unblocked personal accounts of the incumbent President of the United States Republican Donald Trump on Saturday after they were frozen amid protests in Washington.

Facebook, which owns both services, did not release a corresponding statement, but the accounts of the head of state became available again. The last entries on both pages were from January 6. It is not yet known if Trump can publish new posts.

Last week, the company decided to prevent the president from posting on Facebook and Instagram until his term expires on January 20, the day of the inauguration of President-elect Joseph Biden.

On January 6, Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building in Washington DC to stop lawmakers from officially certifying the results of the November presidential election in a last-ditch attempt to prevent Democrat Joe Biden from becoming the new president. One protester was shot dead during the unrest. In addition, three others died, the causes of their deaths were qualified as medical emergencies. Biden’s inauguration is scheduled for January 20.