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Meta is reversing policy that kept Kyle Rittenhouse from Facebook and Instagram

Added 12-01-21 08:07:01pm EST - “The announcement follows Rittenhouse's recent acquittal for last year's shooting in Kenosha, Wis. The company is also lifting restrictions that blocked his name in certain search results.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Meta is reversing policy that kept Kyle Rittenhouse from Facebook and Instagram”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Kyle Rittenhouse, pictured at his trial on Nov. 19, can rejoin Facebook and Instagram, Meta announced on Wednesday. Sean Krajacic /AP hide caption

Kyle Rittenhouse, pictured at his trial on Nov. 19, can rejoin Facebook and Instagram, Meta announced on Wednesday.

Kyle Rittenhouse is free to log back on to his Facebook and Instagram accounts and his supporters are once again free to offer praise about him on the platforms.

Officials for Facebook parent company Meta said on Wednesday that they have reversed a policy that suspended Rittenhouse's social media accounts and blocked his name in certain searches back August 2020, days after he fatally shot two people and injured another during last summer's racial justice protests in Kenosha, Wis.

Last month, Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges, including three homicide charges and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment.

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