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YouTube suspends President Donald Trump’s channel and removed a video for violating its policy

YouTube suspends President Donald Trump’s channel and removed a video for violating its policy
YouTube suspends President Donald Trump’s channel and removed a video for violating its policy

YouTube on Tuesday temporarily suspended President Donald Trump’s channel and removed a video for violating its policy against inciting violence, joining other social media platforms in banning his accounts after last week’s Capitol riot.

Trump’s access to the social media platforms he has used as a megaphone during his presidency has been largely bring to a halt since a violent mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington DC last week.

Operators say the embittered leader could use his accounts to foment more unrest in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

“In light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to Donald J. Trump’s channel for violating our policies,” YouTube said during a statement.

The channel is now “temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a ‘minimum’ of seven days,” the statement read.

The video-sharing platform also said it’ll be “indefinitely disabling comments” on Trump’s channel due to safety concerns.

Facebook last week suspended Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts following the violent invasion of the US Capitol, which temporarily disrupted the certification of Biden’s election victory.

In announcing the suspension last week, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said Trump used the platform to incite violent and was concerned he would still do so.

Trump also was hit with suspensions by services like Snapchat and Twitch.

The president’s YouTube account has amassed 2.77 million subscribers.

The home page of the Trump channel featured a month-old video of Trump casting doubt on the voting process in November’s presidential election, and had logged some 5.8 million views.

On Tuesday, an activist group called on YouTube to hitch other platforms in dumping Trump’s accounts, threatening an advertising boycott campaign.

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