“I’m back!” Trump Posted on the site weeks after his personal account was reactivated. Trump, who is running his third campaign for the White House, also shared an old video clip in which he said, “Sorry to keep you waiting. Complicated business.”
He posted the same clip on YouTube, which announced on Friday that it too was welcoming him back.
facebook parent meta said in January that it would restore Trump’s personal account in the coming weeks, ending a suspension imposed in the wake of the January 6 insurgency, when Trump supporters violently attacked the US Capitol to prevent a peaceful transition did. of electricity.
The company confirmed that his access to Facebook and Instagram had been restored on 9 February.
Nick Clegg, Meta’s vice president of global affairs, wrote at the time, “The public needs to be able to hear what their politicians are saying – the good, the bad and the ugly – so that they can make informed choices at the ballot box.” ,
The company also said it is adding “new guardrails” to ensure there are no “repeat offenders” who violate its rules, whether they are political candidates or world leaders.
Facebook, the world’s largest social media site, was publicly a tool and a significant source of fundraising revenue for both of Trump’s previous campaigns.
In a tweet, YouTube announced earlier Friday that, “Starting today, the Donald J. Trump Channel is no longer restricted and can upload new content.”
They wrote, “We carefully assessed the continued risk of real-world violence, while balancing the opportunity for voters to hear equally from the major national candidates ahead of the election.”
Twitter also restored Trump’s account last year after Elon Musk took over the company, but the former president has chosen not to tweet until now.
Instead, he has been posting frequently on his Truth social site, which he launched after his suspension.
Both a Trump campaign spokeswoman and a Meta representative declined to comment.