YouTube reinstated former President Donald Trump’s account on Friday after suspending it for over two years.
Trump’s account was suspended in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 riot for posts related to the “incitement to violence.” The company’s CEO, Susan Wojcicki, said in March of 2021 that the account would be restored when they deemed it “safe” to do so.
1/ Starting today, the Donald J. Trump channel is no longer restricted and can upload new content. 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.
— YouTubeInsider (@YouTubeInsider) March 17, 2023
“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,” YouTube said in a statement.
“This channel will continue to be subject to our policies, just like any other channel on YouTube,” YouTube added.
Trump’s team did not immediately respond to an inquiry from the Daily Caller.
The former president’s social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, have been restored in recent months following the announcement of his presidential campaign. (RELATED: Trump Officially Back On Facebook And Instagram)
Trump has yet to post on any of the accounts, and remains tied to a contract with Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), the company that owns Truth Social.
According to the TMTG legal document reviewed by the Daily Caller, Trump is “generally obligated to make any social media post on TruthSocial” first, before posting “on another social media site for 6 hours.”