January 28, 2023 | NYT

Trump’s Meta accounts to be reinstated, but has his online behaviour changed?

ISD Senior Research Manager Jared Holt spoke to the New York Times about former President Donald Trump’s social media behaviour on his platform, Truth Social, since being exiled from mainstream platforms, in the wake of Meta’s announcement that they’d soon be reinstating his Facebook and Instagram accounts.

“It’s not that Trump has meaningfully changed the way he behaves online. In fact, he’s grown more extreme,” he said. “I don’t think anybody should reasonably expect him to be any different if he’s back on Facebook and Twitter. And when it comes to spreading conspiracy theories, Trump is the big tuna.”