Published 17 March 2023 at 17.12
Foreign. Youtube will lift its restrictions on former US President Donald Trump, a spokesperson for the video site told Axios.
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Donald Trump has has been barred from posting new YouTube videos to his account, which has more than 2.6 million followers, for over two years.
The account was originally suspended in January 2021, following the events at the Capitol, with referring to violations of the rules on content that “incites violence”.
A month later, Youtube announced that it would lift the restrictions, which prevented Trump from posting new videos, when “the risk of violence has decreased”.
Youtube also took other restrictive measures, such as disabling comments on videos on Donald Trump's channel. These restrictions will now also be lifted, writes Axios.
With the asserted restrictions, Trump will also be able to buy YouTube ads for his presidential campaign, provided they follow the site's advertising rules.
The presidential election in the US will be held at the end of next year.