Press Release

ADL Reacts to Meta Decision Restoring Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram Accounts

New York, NY, January 25, 2023 ... ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) today expressed deep disappointment in the decision by Meta to restore President Donald Trump's social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram. 

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt issued the following statement:

“Since his role in the insurrection on January 6, 2021, we have been clear: Former President Trump should not be given a platform to amplify his hateful and violent rhetoric on mainstream social media.

"During his presidency Trump used social media platforms such as Facebook to spread hate and incite violence. There is no reason to believe the former president will behave differently now that the platform has reversed his ban. This isn’t a matter of free speech; there are ample services that Trump can use to spread his message. This is a business decision to platform bigotry and divisiveness to drive clicks and engagement, plain and simple.”

ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, its timeless mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.