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Parmy Olson

Trump and Facebook Are Frenemies Who Can’t Let Go

Allowing the former president back on the social platform would be risky, but both sides could use the revenue.

Hard to let go.

Hard to let go.

Photographers: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg (Zuckerberg); Drew Angerer/Getty Images (Trump)

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(This column was originally published on Jan. 23. Today, Facebook parent company Meta Platforms Inc. said it reinstated former President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts following a two-year suspension for violating the platform’s rules. )

It has been two years since Facebook hit the snooze button on what to do about Donald Trump.