Former US President Donald Trump posted on Facebook and YouTube on Friday for the first time since his accounts were suspended two years ago.
“I’m back!” wrote the former Republican leader, who is seeking to run for a second term in 2024, along with a 12-second video excerpt from his victory speech after the 2016 election, in which he says: “Sorry to keep you waiting – complicated business,” according to AFP.
“No longer subject to restrictions”
This comes after YouTube announced earlier Friday the termination of Trump’s participation in the platform two years after he was banned following his supporters attack on the Capitol.
The giant American platform said on Twitter: “As of today, Donald Trump’s channel is no longer subject to restrictions.”
While she justified her decision to reactivate Trump’s channel, saying that she assessed the “risks of violence” taking into account the importance of voters listening to “the main candidates on an equal footing.”
in January 2021
It is reported that the candidate for the 2024 presidential elections was excluded from the social network in January 2021 while he was in power, against the background of his supporters attacking Congressional Headquarters in Washington.
Most of the social media networks that enjoyed wide spread at the time made similar decisions to the unprecedented “YouTube” decision, including “Twitter”, “Facebook” and “Instagram”.
It is noteworthy that in the past months, Trump’s accounts were reactivated on “Twitter”, “Facebook” and “Instagram”, but he did not use them, and continued to communicate with his supporters through his own platform, “Truth Social”.