Following in the footsteps of Twitter first, Facebook and Instagram later, YouTube has lifted the “punishment” of Donald Trumpthat you can now republish content through your official account on the Google platform.
As in the rest of the social networks, Google suspended Donald Trump’s YouTube account as a result of the assault on the United States Capitol in January 2021, in which a crowd of supporters of the still president tried to “avoid the certification of the presidential elections» held a couple of months earlier and in which Joe Biden was the winner. An incident sponsored by Trump that resulted in four deaths, dozens of arrests and damage to the facilities.
everyone’s reaction Donald Trump’s Internet speakersread all the official accounts on social networks managed by Trump’s public relations team, but also by himself in the case of Twitter, where he was a very active user, it was the same: the permanent or temporary expulsion in the face of an attack on institutions as unusual as disproportionate in the presumption of their possible effects.
Safeguarding the image and preventing, rather than curing, were the motivations for the Internet giants to veto Donald Trump’s space, even though a month after the assault on the Capitol he would be acquitted by the United States Senate for “incitement to violence.” insurrection”. Thus, the magnate and former president of the United States has been absent from the main social networks for about two years. Until now.
1/ Starting today, the Donald J. Trump channel is no longer restricted and can upload new content. 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.
— YouTube Insider (@YouTubeInsider) March 17, 2023
“As of today, the Donald J. Trump channel is no longer restricted and can upload new content,” YouTubeInsider reported on Twitter. “We carefully assess the ongoing risk of violence in the real world, while balancing the chance that voters will hear equally from major national candidates in the run-up to an election. This channel will remain subject to our policies, just like any other channel on YouTube », they add.
YouTube thus follows the path started by Twitter and reproached by many against Elon Musk, although the rest of the platforms have taken little time to do the same: reverse censorship applied to a voice that, wrong or not, represents millions of people and that for the moment has not been subjected to the law, although it could be.
In any case, Trump had not yet resumed his activity on the sites that censored him because he claims to be very happy in his own echo chamber, TruthSocial. Until now, it is worth repeating, and it is that in the last hours, he has published two messages on YouTube and Facebook announcing his return, just for the start of the campaign in which he hopes to be re-elected to once again run for the presidency from United States.
On the contrary, and as striking as it may be, on Twitter he still doesn’t say a peep.