Trump wins again as YouTube unbans his channel

2CJX02H U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to supporters after speaking at a campaign rally in San Jose, California, U.S. June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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President Donald Trump has been given another victory against Big Tech. After recently being unbanned from Facebook and Twitter, his YouTube account is now reinstated. 

“Starting today, the Donald J. Trump channel is no longer restricted and can upload new content,” an official YouTube account 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.”

YouTube released a statement to Twitter Friday, explaining the decision, and clarifying that President Trump will be held to the current platform rules.

“This channel will continue to be subject to our policies, just like any other channel on YouTube,” the account tweeted.

In 2021, President Trump filed lawsuits against big tech giants YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook on the grounds that they were unlawfully censoring him, per NPR. As the 2024 election draws closer, his presidential campaign is arguably in need of uncensored access to voters.

Since being forced off of YouTube, Trump has gained a following on his Rumble channel and it is unclear whether he plans to return to YouTube’s social media video source being that he has refrained from returning to Twitter after regaining full access to that account.    

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