YouTube allowed Trump’s channel to upload videos again

YouTube has restored former President Trump’s channel, allowing him to upload videos ahead of the 2024 presidential election, the video platform said Friday.

Numerous social media sites blocked Trump from their platforms after Jan. 6, 2021, attack at the US Capitol. YouTube cited “concerns about the continued potential for violence” and violations of its “incitement to violence policy”.

In its decision to change course, Google-owned YouTube admitted that it considered such a threat of violence but wanted to give voters a fair opportunity to hear the views of major presidential candidates. This step echoed similar solution from Meta Platforms, which allowed Trump to return to Facebook and Instagram in January. Trump announced its 2024 run In November.

“As of today, the Donald J. Trump channel is no longer restricted and can upload new content.” – YouTube. said in a statement on Twitter. “We have carefully assessed the continued risk of real-world violence, balancing voters’ chances of hearing equally from major national candidates in the run-up to elections.”

“This channel continues to be subject to our policies, just like any other channel on YouTube,” YouTube added.

Shortly after it was reinstated, the Trump Channel uploaded a campaign commercial titled “I’M BACK!” The video features news footage of Trump speaking to a crowd on election night in 2016. Trump also posted the video on his Facebook page. its first activity in more than two years.

“Sorry to keep you waiting – complicating business,” Trump said in an archive footage before the campaign’s text messaging service ad flared up.

In December, a committee of the House of Representatives investigating the events of January 20186 recommended that Trump be prosecuted for his role in the uprising in which the mob furiously tried to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. However, Trump is considered the leader Republican primary race. He has not yet been charged.

Twitter, which also blocked Trump after the January events. 6 Uprising, reinstated him in November after new owner and chief executive Elon Musk polled users about whether the former US president should be brought back. Twitter has been Trump’s platform of choice during his presidency. However, the founder of Truth Social has not used his Twitter account since it was reactivated; his last tweet was a few days after the attack on the Capitol.

After Trump was reinstated on Twitter, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) responded to Musk’s poll by tweeting a video of the attack on the Capitol.

She tweeted that when Trump was last on Twitter, the site was “used to incite an uprising, a few people died, the Vice President of the United States was almost killed, hundreds were injured, but I don’t think it’s enough to you answered the question. question. Poll on Twitter.