YouTube restores Donald Trump’s account

YouTube has reinstated the channel belonging to former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Trump’s account had been restricted in the week after the January 2021 riot on the U.S. Capitol building.

YouTube, alongside platforms like Twitter and Facebook, said at the time that Trump’s social media accounts could be used to incite further violence.

Trump’s reinstatement on YouTube comes as he gears up for his 2024 presidential run.

The reinstated account has 2.64 million subscribers and over four thousand videos.

In November, Twitter owner Elon Musk used a day-long poll to decide whether to reinstate Trump’s account. With 51.8% of users voting in favor, he re-platformed the former president, who has not yet used his reinstated account.

Frun-upk also reversed Trump’s ban — he has not posted there either, keeping true to his word.

Since losing his reelection campaign in 2020, the former president created his own media company, the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG). The company’s social media app, Truth Social, launched thirteen months ago.


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