YouTube has stated it will reinstate former US President Donald Trump’s channel. Moreover, the decision arrives more than two years after Trump was suspended from the media platform following the January 6th attack on the US Capitol.
The reinstatement follows a similar decision made by some of the largest social media platforms in the world. Specifically, both Facebook and Twitter have announced Trump’s return to the platforms respectively.
Trump Back on YouTube
Following a suspension of more than two years, YouTube has reinstated former President Donald Trump’s channel. Subsequently, the media network released a statement on the decision, following various other social media networks in rebuilding the former president’s social platform.
“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,” the company said via a CNN report.
Donald Trump was issued a controversial account suspension following the January 6th attack on the US Capital. Initially, YouTube had suspended the president for “at least one week, and potentially longer,” for reported statements made in a posted video.
Following the suspension, YouTube told CNN, “a recent video no Trump’s channel had incited violence,” leading to the decision. At that point, YouTube had followed a long line of platforms suspending the divisive president in various facets.
Nevertheless, Trump has already announced his intention to run for the presidency once again. Thus, presenting a circumstance in which an active social media presence was a necessity. Likely leading to reinstatements across the board for the former US president.