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YouTube CEO says Trump's account will eventually be permitted to operate on platform again

The reinstatement will occur "when we determine that the risk of violence has decreased," Wojcicki said.

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YouTube logo outside YouTube Space studios in London in 2019
YouTube logo outside YouTube Space studios in London in 2019
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Updated: March 4, 2021 - 5:22pm

The Facts Inside Our Reporter’s Notebook

  1. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki on Thursday said that former President Trump's account will eventually be permitted to operate again on the platform.

"I do want to confirm that we will lift the suspension of the channel," the YouTube CEO remarked at an event hosted by the Atlantic Council, according to The Hill

The reinstatement will occur "when we determine that the risk of violence has decreased," Wojcicki said, according to the outlet. “It's pretty clear that right now where we stand that there still is that elevated risk of violence."

YouTube on Jan. 12 announced that Trump's channel would not be allowed to upload new content for at least a week, but the company later extended that by another week and then later indicated that the channel would remain suspended.

Twitter last month permanently suspended Trump, who had been a frequent user of that social media platform.

Facebook has indefinitely suspended Trump's access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts and has referred that move to its independent oversight board.