Former US President Donald Trump returned to YouTube and Facebook on Friday, platforms he had previously used to boost his political career.
However, he was banned from these platforms following the January 6, 2021, attack on Congress by his supporters.
On both his Facebook page and YouTube channel, Donald Trump posted a message titled ‘I’M BACK!’.
which included a CNN video showcasing his 2016 election win against Hillary Clinton.
The video was followed by a ‘Trump 2024’ screen.
Earlier on Friday, Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube restored Donald Trump’s channel, while Meta had already reinstated his Facebook and Instagram accounts earlier this year.
Although Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, restored Trump’s Twitter account in November.
The former president has yet to make a post on the platform
According to a tweet from YouTube :
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.
Donald Trump’s skillful use of social media was a key factor in his victorious 2016 presidential campaign. With his recent return to these platforms.
He will once again have access to crucial tools for political fundraising, as well as the ability to reach a vast audience of 146 million followers across three major tech platforms.
This will undoubtedly be instrumental as he prepares for a potential 2024 presidential bid
An inquiry for a comment from Trump’s campaign team went unanswered at the time of reporting
Nonetheless, back in January, a spokesperson for the campaign had informed Fox News Digital that the restoration of Trump’s Facebook accoun0t.
It would be an essential means of connecting with voters for his potential 2024 campaign
Following his suspension from Twitter and Meta, Donald Trump established Truth Social, a social media platform of his own, in late 2021.
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He utilized this platform to communicate with his supporters during his absence from major tech platforms.