On Friday, Facebook announced that Donald J. Trump would be suspended from the service for at least two years, effectively keeping the former president off mainstream social media until the 2022 midterm elections. The company also announced that it would end a policy that treated political posts differently than those of other users.
Mr. Trump will be eligible for reinstatement in January 2023, according to the social media platform. The company will then consult experts to determine “whether the risk to public safety has receded,” according to Facebook. After Mr. Trump made comments on social media that galvanized his followers, the business prohibited him from using the service, but it did not provide a specific schedule for when or if the suspension would end.