Former US President Donald Trump posted Friday on Facebook and YouTube for the first time since his accounts were suspended two years ago.
“I’m back!” wrote the former Republican leader, who is looking to run for a second term in 2024, along with a 12-second video excerpt from his 2016 election victory speech in which he says: “Sorry for keeping you waiting – hard business,” according to AFP. .
“No longer subject to restrictions”
It comes after YouTube announced earlier Friday that Trump was ending his involvement with the platform two years after he was banned after his supporters attacked the Capitol.
The giant US platform tweeted: “As of today, Donald Trump’s channel is no longer subject to restrictions.”
However, she justified her decision to reactivate the Trump channel, saying that she assessed the “risks of violence” in light of the importance of voters listening to “the main candidates as equals.”
in January 2021
The 2024 presidential candidate was reportedly taken off the social media platform in January 2021 while he was in office amid an attack by his supporters on Congressional headquarters in Washington.
And most of the social networks that were widespread at the time made a decision similar to the unprecedented decision of YouTube, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
It is noteworthy that in recent months Trump’s accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram were reactivated, but he did not use them, but continued to communicate with his supporters through his own Pravda Socialnaya platform.