YouTube suspends President Trump’s channel for seven days

The YouTube ban follows Twitter and Facebook's permanent suspension of Donald Trump's accounts

If Trump does not attend Inauguration Day, it will be the first in US history. File photo

YouTube has temporarily suspended the account of United States President Donald Trump, preventing all video uploads by the channel for the next seven days, amid concerns over “ongoing potential for violence”.

The move follows Twitter and Facebook’s permanent suspension of Trump’s accounts.

“After careful review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to the Donald J. Trump channel and issued a strike for violating our policies for inciting violence,” YouTube said in a statement.

“As a result, in accordance with our long-standing strikes system, the channel is now prevented from uploading new videos or livestreams for a minimum of seven days which may be extended,” it said.

“We are also indefinitely disabling comments under videos on the channel, we’ve taken similar actions in the past for other cases involving safety concerns,” the platform said.

Trump’s YouTube channel has 2.68 million subscribers. Following the violence that erupted at the US Capitol after Trumps supporters stormed the building on January 6, YouTube removed most of the videos from his rally earlier in the day.

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