On Tuesday night, YouTube became the next of several social media companies to suspend President Donald’s Trump account from its platform in light of last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol Building.
According to CBN News, Trump’s YouTube channel has been suspended for at least seven days until after Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. In a statement posted to YouTube’s official Twitter account, the video-sharing platform explained that Trump has one strike and currently cannot upload new content on his channel.
“After review, and 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,” the statement reads. “It now has its 1st strike & is temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a *minimum* of 7 days.”
YouTube, which is owned by Google, added that they will be “indefinitely” disabling comments on Trump’s account, “given the ongoing concerns about violence.”
“Given the ongoing concerns about violence, we will also be indefinitely disabling comments on President Trump’s channel, as we’ve done to other channels where there are safety concerns found in the comments section,” the statement continued.
Since Trump was given one strike, his account received a one-week suspension, in accordance with YouTube’s three-strike policy. Meanwhile, a second strike within the first 90 days of the first suspension will lead to a 14-day suspension. A third strike, however, will result in the permanent termination of the account.
YouTube is just one of several social media platforms to have taken action against President Trump’s respective accounts. Last week, Trump was temporarily suspended by Facebook and his personal Twitter account was permanently locked.
On Wednesday, Congress is expected to impeach President Trump for “incitement of insurrection” after last week’s attack at the U.S. Capitol.
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