The last domino has fallen more than two years after Donald Trump was barred from social media due to Big Tech’s extraordinary move to deny a sitting president a voice.
Trump regained control of his 2.65 million-follower YouTube profile on Friday after it was permanently suspended in January of 2021.
The revelation was verified by YouTube, which is owned by the ailing Google, to The New York Post.
Leslie Miller, vice president of YouTube’s public policy, stated that Trump’s channel “is no longer limited and the ability to upload new material has been restored.”
Miller said, “We carefully evaluated the continued risk of real-world violence, balancing that with the importance of preserving the opportunity for voters to hear equally from major national candidates in the run-up to an election.”
She stated that Trump’s channel “will continue to be subject to our policies, just like any other channel on YouTube.”
After the Capitol invasion on January 6, 2021, he was banned from YouTube as Big Tech collaborated to silence the then-president.
The firm announced Trump’s dismissal on January 13, 2021, citing “in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence.”
Trump has not posted to the channel or commented on the topic as of 12:30 p.m. EDT.
The action follows Elon Musk’s reinstatement of Trump on Twitter and Meta’s subsequent reinstatement of the former president on Facebook and Instagram.
After his reinstatement, Trump has not utilized his accounts on either site. Given that he is running for president in 2024, he might certainly gain from using the accounts to reach more people while the nation struggles under President Joe Biden’s ineffective leadership.
To date, the 45th president of the United States has elected to use his own platform, Truth Social.
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