Donald Trump posted for the first time on Facebook and YouTube since his ban was lifted on both platforms. The former US President shared a clip of his 2016 victory speech.
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The 12-second video clip of him delivering his victory speech after winning the 2016 election was captioned, “I’M BACK.” “Sorry to keep you waiting, complicated business,” he spoke in the video.
The 45th US president was unable to post any type of content on his Facebook page, with 34 million and his YouTube channel with over 2.6 million subscribers.
Both platforms restricted the Republican leader’s handles after the January 6, 2021 insurrection at US Capitol. It was when a mob of Trump’s supporters with the goal of halting certification of his election defeat to Joe Biden attacked the US Capitol in Washington.
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The 76-year-old was sanctioned for posting content that the platforms consider inciting unrest. YouTube announced his reinstatement on Friday, two months later Facebook said it was removing restrictions on his account.
The media personality had spent weeks wrongly claiming that the presidential election was stolen from him, and he was subsequently impeached for inciting the riot.
“Starting today, the Donald J. Trump channel is no longer restricted and can upload new content,” YouTube’s statement read. “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,” the statement added.
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Social media giant Meta announced earlier in January this year that it was reinstating Trump’s accounts on Facebook and Instagram with “new guardrails.”
The Republic Party leader’s Twitter account, with over 87 million followers was also suspended after the incident. This left him to reach his audience only through Truth Social, where he has less than five million followers.