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YouTube Restores Donald Trump’s Channel

Alphabet’s YouTube said this Friday (17) that it lifted restrictions on former US President Donald Trump’s channel after a more than two-year suspension following the January 6 invasion of the Capitol. 2021.

Trump now has access to major political fundraisers and the ability to reach his combined 146 million followers across all three major technology platforms as he prepares for another presidential run in 2024.

“We carefully weigh the ongoing risk of real-world violence while balancing the chance for voters to equally listen to the top national candidates in the run-up to an election,” YouTube said in a tweet, referring to the ruling.

Meta Platforms reinstated Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts earlier this year, while his Twitter account was restored in November by new owner Elon Musk.

Trump’s campaign staff did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

YouTube banned Trump in 2021 for violating its policy of inciting violence after his supporters stormed the US Capitol as Congress began certifying Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.

Source: CNN Brasil

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