He'll be back
March 4, 2021

Former President Donald Trump may have been permanently booted from Twitter, but YouTube will let him have his account back — just not yet quite yet.

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said at an event Thursday that the former president, who was suspended from YouTube in January, will be allowed to use his account again once there's no longer an "elevated risk of violence" in the United States.

"We will lift the suspension of the Donald Trump channel when we determine the risk of violence has decreased," Wojcicki said, Politico reports.

YouTube suspended Trump's account in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, saying he violated the platform's "policies for inciting violence." The suspension was initially said to be for at least a week, but it was later extended.

The video platform never said Trump's suspension would be permanent, though, contrasting with Twitter, which booted Trump from the platform forever due to his actions surrounding the riot. Trump was also suspended from Facebook, a decision that's being reviewed by the platform's independent oversight board and could potentially be overturned.

Wojcicki didn't offer a specific timeline for when Trump's account could come back online but she said that, after Capitol Police warned of a potential plot to breach the Capitol building on Thursday, it's "pretty clear" that the "elevated violence risk still remains." Brendan Morrow

October 26, 2014

Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a special video message via YouTube on Sunday, marking the 30th anniversary of the original Terminator movie — the franchise that made him into a movie superstar for the next two decades, culminating in his election as governor of California in 2003.

"Today's the 30th anniversary of the first Terminator movie. And the reason why this franchise has been so successful is because of you, the fans. So I want to say thank you, to your loyalty; thank you, for your support."

"And for me as an actor, it was great to play a machine," he said — and at that, his right eye is shown lighting up in red. --Eric Kleefeld

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