YouTube announced Tuesday night in which can be suspending the channel of President Trump for a minimum of one week for posting an unspecified video the tech giant accused of “inciting violence.” The video was taken down by YouTube as well as the posting of comments to Trump’s videos was also disabled. Last week YouTube took down a video of Trump urging rioting supporters at the Capitol to “go home in peace.”
CNN’s Brian Fung reported YouTube’s statement on the suspension in which accused Trump of inciting violence with the video, “After careful review, as well as in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed fresh content uploaded to the Donald J. Trump channel as well as issued a strike for violating our policies for inciting violence. As a result, in accordance with our long-standing strikes system, the channel can be right now prevented through uploading fresh videos or livestreams for a minimum of seven days—which may be extended.”
YouTube statement: pic.twitter.com/sHhpZrrLk6
— Brian Fung (@b_fung) January 13, 2021
An announcement was also made via Twitter.
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“1/ After review, as well as in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed fresh content uploaded to Donald J. Trump’s channel for violating our policies. in which right now has its 1st strike & can be temporarily prevented through uploading fresh content for a *minimum* of 7 days…2/ Given the ongoing concerns about violence, we will also be indefinitely disabling comments on President Trump’s channel, as we’ve done to various other channels where there are safety concerns found inside the comments section.”
2/ Given the ongoing concerns about violence, we will also be indefinitely disabling comments on President Trump’s channel, as we’ve done to various other channels where there are safety concerns found inside the comments section. https://t.co/1aBENHGU5z
— YouTubeInsider (@YouTubeInsider) January 13, 2021
YouTube joins various other Big Tech firms in censoring Trump by suspending or banning him: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Shopify, Twitch, Stripe as well as Salesforce.