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  • Updated: March 17, 2023

YouTube Restores Donald Trump's Account

 YouTube Restores Donald Trump's Account

YouTube declared declared on Friday that the suspension of the former US president Donald Trump's YouTube channel would be lifted.

In the week following the incident on the US Capitol building in January 2021, the account had been limited.

YouTube at the time stated that it could be possible for Trump's social media profiles to be used to instigate additional violence, following the lead of websites like Twitter and Facebook.

YouTube has now modified its strategy as the former president prepares to run for president in 2024.

“Starting today, the Donald J. Trump channel is no longer restricted and can upload new content,” YouTube wrote in a tweet.

“We carefully evaluated the continued risk of real-world violence, while balancing the chance for voters to hear equally from major national candidates in the run up to an election.”

Almost 4,000 films are available on the account, which has 2.64 million subscribers.

If Trump's 2020 campaign is permitted to broadcast advertisements on YouTube, the decision made by the platform may have significant repercussions.

In 2020, Trump's team spent over $10 million on digital ads in crucial states.

Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, decided whether to restore Trump's account in November by conducting a daylong poll.

The former president was replatformed after receiving support from 51.8% of users, albeit he hasn't used his reactivated account yet.

Despite Facebook overturning Trump's ban, he has been loyal to his word and has not posted there either.

The Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), which the former president founded after failing to win reelection in 2020, promotes itself as "cancelling cancel culture" and "standing up to big tech."

Truth Social, the company's social networking app, was introduced 13 months ago.

Trump's absence from mainstream social media may be explained by his connections to his own technological company.

He has contractual duties to Truth Social regarding his tweets, according to information that was disclosed in a filing with the U.S.

Securities and Exchange Commission last year regarding TMTG's ambition to go public via SPAC.

Trump is prohibited from reposting a "truth" he posts on Truth Social to any other social media platform for six hours.


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