Former US President Donald Trump has returned to YouTube and Facebook after a two-year ban. Trump had been banned from several social media platforms following the January 6th Capitol Hill riots.
In a statement released on his newly launched YouTube channel, Trump said: “We’re glad to be back on YouTube. It’s been a long and winding road, but we are back and we are not going anywhere. We have so much to share with you, and we look forward to connecting directly with our supporters and citizens of our great country.”
The channel will feature news clips, commentary and other content related to the former President. The channel had already garnered over 100,000 subscribers within hours of its launch.
Trump was also reinstated on Facebook after the platform’s independent Oversight Board ruled that Facebook’s indefinite suspension of Trump was not appropriate. However, the board also said that the platform should review its decision within six months and determine a “proportionate response” that is consistent with its rules.
It remains to be seen whether Trump will be allowed back on Twitter, which had permanently suspended his account in January.