YouTube has announced that former US President Donald Trump’s YouTube channel has been restored.
The account was restricted as a result of the January 2021 attack on the Capitol. This decision follows the example of platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
In its statement, YouTube emphasized the need to balance the opportunities for voters to hear equally about the biggest national candidates during the election.
“As of today, the Donald J. Trump channel is no longer restricted and can upload new content. We carefully assessed the continued risk of real violence while balancing the opportunity for voters to hear equally from major national candidates during the election,” YouTubeInsider said in a statement posted on Twitter.
“This channel will continue to be subject to our policies, just like all other YouTube channels,” it added.
Notably, YouTube’s decision comes as the former US president prepares for his 2024 presidential run. The returned account has more than four thousand videos with 2.64 million subscribers.
Earlier in November, Twitter CEO Elon Musk used a poll to decide whether to reinstate Trump’s account. Later, Facebook also reversed Trump’s ban.
In response to the ban on all major platforms, Trump’s media company later launched its own social media app, Truth Social. He regularly writes publications for the platform.
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