Following a two-year suspension from the video-sharing platform, YouTube has reinstated Donald Trump’s account.
Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, as well as Elon Musk’s Twitter, have made similar decisions.
The former US president was barred from posting videos on YouTube in January 2021, with YouTube claiming that his channel had violated its rules regarding incitement of violence.
According to YouTube’s press account, his account is now back online.
“Starting today, the Donald J. Trump channel is no longer restricted and can upload new content,” YouTube, which is owned by Google, tweeted.
“We carefully evaluated the continued risk of real-world violence, while balancing the chance for voters to hear equally from major national candidates in the run-up to an election.
“This channel, like any other channel on YouTube, will continue to be subject to our policies.”
Bans on technology
Mr Trump was previously barred from posting videos on YouTube just days after his supporters stormed the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, 2021.
Hundreds of rioters stormed the complex as the US Congress attempted to certify Joe Biden’s presidential election victory.
Mr Trump’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts were also suspended following the riots.
Several months later, he launched Truth Social, his own social media platform.
However, Mr Trump announced in 2022 that he would run for President of the United States in 2024, and his accounts on all of these platforms have since been restored.
He has over 2.6 million YouTube subscribers, in addition to his 87 million Twitter followers, 34 million Facebook fans, and 23 million Instagram followers.
Regardless of his fan base, there is no guarantee that Mr Trump will resume posting videos on YouTube.