YouTube lifted a ban on Donald Trump on Friday, permitting the previous president to put up new content material on the video sharing web site. Trump had been banned from posting new movies on the platform after he directed a failed coup try on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
“Beginning as we speak, the Donald J. Trump channel is not restricted and may add new content material. We rigorously evaluated the continued danger of real-world violence, whereas balancing the possibility for voters to listen to equally from main nationwide candidates within the run as much as an election,” YouTube mentioned in a tweet on Friday.
“This channel will proceed to be topic to our insurance policies, identical to every other channel on YouTube,” the corporate continued.
Trump was banned from YouTube after making an attempt to cease the certification of the 2020 presidential election by Congress with a mob of hundreds that had assembled in Washington D.C. for a so-called “Cease the Steal” rally. The previous president claimed with out proof that the election had been stolen from him by President Joe Biden.
Different social media platforms like Fb and Twitter have additionally lifted their bans on Trump, although the previous president hasn’t but posted to these platforms. Trump has an unique deal to put up content material first on the social media platform he created, Reality Social, which has struggled to accumulate customers.
Trump has not but posted any new content material to YouTube as of Friday.