YouTube’s CEO Says Former President Donald Trump’s YouTube Account Will Be Restored
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said in an interview on March 4 that the platform would eventually restore former President Donald Trump’s YouTube account if it complies with current policies.
Shortly after the capitol riot, Trump’s account was suspended on Jan. 12 for earning a strike under YouTube’s policies.
At that time, the suspension was to be a minimum of seven days.
YouTube was the third online platform to suspend or ban Donald Trump after the capitol riot.
“After the capital attack on January 6th, we did see videos that were uploaded by the Donald Trump channel that were a violation of our incitement to violence policy.”
Wojcicki said that Trump’s account would be restored when YouTube is confident he does not pose a risk of violence.
“I do want to confirm that we will lift the suspension of the channel— we will lift the suspension of the Donald Trump channel when we determine that the risk of violence has decreased,” said Wojcicki.
“That’s how our three-strikes system works.”
It is still undetermined when YouTube will restore Donald Trump’s account.
Wojcicki noted that the account would remain suspended due to recent concerns of a potential attack this past week on the capitol.
There was a high alert warning made by the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Capitol Police about a potential attack on March 4.
The House of Representatives changed their scheduled meeting in light of the potential risks this past week.
Wojcicki said that Trump’s YouTube account could still be permanently banned if it receives two more strikes under their system of policies.