The YouTube account of former American president Donald Trump has been unblocked by the video platform, parent company Alphabet has announced. The ban was introduced two years ago after the storming of the Capitol by supporters of the politician.
The measure was imposed because Trump had incited violence, according to the video platform, which is in violation of the user conditions.
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“As of today, the account named Donald J. Trump is no longer restricted and videos can be uploaded again,” YouTube said in a response. “We evaluated the likelihood of continued violence in the real world, also taking into account the need to allow voters to hear equally from all major national candidates leading up to an election.”
Trump’s supporters entered the House of Representatives in Washington on January 6, 2021. The then president had called on the people to oppose the results of the presidential election. Not only YouTube, but also other social media platforms blocked Trump accounts. Facebook and Instagram restored his account last month. He was allowed back on Twitter in November last year. Trump himself founded the social media platform Truth Social at the end of 2021.