After Twitter, Trump can return to YouTube

After Twitter, Trump can return to YouTube


The online video platform YouTube announced Friday that it will end the suspension of Donald Trump, two years after the exclusion of the former American president following the assault on Capitol Hill.

< p>“As of today, the Donald J. Trump channel is no longer subject to restrictions,” the American giant said on Twitter.

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The Republican, presidential candidate of 2024, had been excluded from the social network in January 2021, while still in power, for encouraging his supporters during the attack on Congress to Washington.

This unprecedented decision was imitated at the time by most mainstream social networks, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

To justify its decision, YouTube has said Friday that he had assessed “the risk of violence”, while taking into account the importance, for voters, of hearing “equally from the major national candidates”.

Donald Trump had already been readmitted on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram over the past few months. He has yet to post a message on his accounts, however, communicating primarily through his own platform, Truth Social.