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(Reuters) – Former US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would be “back” as his Facebook and YouTube accounts were unfrozen following the January 6, 2021 attacks on the US Capitol. I’ve been here)” and resume posting.
Trump posted a short video on both platforms. He cites a CNN news bulletin about Trump winning the 2016 presidential election, followed by the slogan “Trump 2024 Make America Great Again” for the upcoming presidential election.
In the video, he said, “We’re sorry to keep you waiting. There were complicated circumstances.”
YouTube, a video sharing site owned by Alphabet Inc., revived its channel on the morning of the 17th. Meta Platforms confirmed on February 9 that it has restarted its Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Trump’s Twitter account was restored last November by businessman Elon Musk, who bought the company, but has yet to resume posting.
Trump actively used social media during the 2016 presidential campaign. When he runs again in 2024, he will be able to reach a total of 146 million followers across three main platforms to fund his campaign.
YouTube said it had “carefully assessed the balance between the risk of repeated real-world violence and the opportunity for voters to have equal access to key candidates in the run-up to the election.”
Trump’s campaign team did not respond to a request for comment.