YouTube restores Donald Trump’s account

YouTube restores Donald Trump's account
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YouTube said on Friday that it has eased limitations on former U.S. President Donald Trump’s channel. It was suspended for more than two years after the fatal Capitol Hill brawl on January 6, 2021.

If Trump chooses to run for president again in 2024, he will have access to vital fundraising vehicles. He will have the ability to engage with his 146 million followers across the three most popular online platforms.

In the run-up to an election, we evaluated the potential for voters to hear from renowned national candidates against the ongoing threat of violence in the real world. That was the tweet from YouTube mentioning change made to his account.

Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) restored Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts earlier this year. Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter also did the same in November.

The video streaming platform banned Trump for instigating violence in 2021 when his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol as Congress was ready to affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.

Trump is regaining access to the social media accounts he used throughout the 2016 campaign and presidency. This coincides with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office considering criminal charges, which Trump and his allies argue are politically motivated.

The former president has not yet commented on Twitter or any of Meta’s other channels. Instead, he has maintained his commitment to Truth Social, the social media firm he co-founded in late 2021 and which has about 5 million users.

Once Trump’s social media prohibitions were lifted, his opponents contend that he is still a menace by citing his postings on Truth Social.

New York state has launched a $250 million civil fraud suit against Trump.

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