An article reports that Instagram has reopened Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s personal account after he declared his intention to compete in the 2024 Democratic presidential primary.
Kennedy had his Instagram account deleted two years ago for allegedly spreading false information about the coronavirus.
According to a spokesperson for Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, they re-established the ability to access Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Instagram account since he is now a presidential candidate.
According to the spokesperson, Children’s Health Defense, a nonprofit organization founded by Kennedy that had its account suspended, will not be restored.
A report from the previous week showed that Kennedy stated that his campaign for president couldn’t create an Instagram account. He tweeted that it’s undemocratic to silence a significant political candidate. Social media serves as the contemporary version of a public gathering place. How can democracy work if only certain candidates are able to participate?
The spokeswoman for Meta said that Kennedy’s account creation problems were due to a mistake and added that the platform’s administrators quickly “fixed” the problem.
According to a report, Kennedy will be able to reconnect with his 769,000+ Instagram followers.
Accounts connected to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as well as prominent anti-Covid vaccine campaigners, were removed from Alphabet Inc’s YouTube in September 2021.
A report shows that in response to an unspecific FBI warning about probable Russian propaganda connected with the 2020 presidential race, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg censored The New York Post’s explosive reveal of Hunter Biden’s notorious laptop.
Meanwhile, Jack Dorsey, co-founder and ex-CEO of Twitter, has endorsed Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for president on the grounds that he is the most viable Democratic candidate against the likes of former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, both of whom are Republicans.
The anti-vaccination environmental lawyer and son of the deceased New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in April, challenging incumbent President Joe Biden.