By: Jason Walsh
Former President Donald Trump’s YouTube channel has been restored more than two years after the streaming platform suspended him following the events of January 6, 2021.
Leslie Miller, YouTube’s vice president of public policy, told Fox News:
“Starting today, The Donald J. Trump channel is no longer restricted, and the ability to upload new content is restored.”
“We carefully evaluated the continued risk of real-world violence, balancing that with the importance of preserving the opportunity for voters to hear equally from major national candidates in the run-up to an election,” she added.
“This channel will continue to be subject to our policies, just like any other channel on YouTube.”
However, YouTube did not specify whether the videos it took action on and deleted on Trump’s channel would be restored.
But according to a report from Axios, “those videos will not be restored” on Trump’s channel.
Restoring Trump’s channel will allow the 2024 GOP presidential candidate to buy ads on the platform, provided they align with YouTube’s policies.
On January 13, 2021, YouTube suspended Trump’s channel, citing “concerns about the ongoing potential for violence.”