After two months’ suspension on YouTube, the account of Donald Trump, the former president of the U.S., will be reopened.
In an online forum of Atlantic Council, YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki said YouTube will lift the suspension of Trump’s channel if they determine “the risk of violence has decreased.”
On Jan. 12, following the riot in Capitol Hill, YouTube joined other major social media Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat banning U.S. President Donald Trump’s accounts with the worries that the president’s blunt words may incite new violence.
Susan Wojcicki said “The channel remains suspended due to the risk of incitement to violence. Given just the warnings by the Capitol police… I think it’s pretty clear that elevated violence risk still remains.”
She added Trump’s account could face the risk of being closed permanently if it violates YouTube’s rules two more times within 90 days.
Snapchat and Twitter have confirmed Trump’s accounts will be banned indefinitely.
Facebook didn’t want to make the decision by itself. It will leave the final words to an independent oversight board to decide whether it will lift the ban on Trump’s accounts on Facebook and Instagram.
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— Atlantic Council (@AtlanticCouncil) March 4, 2021
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