YouTube suspends Trump’s channel after his channel got a strike under the policies of the network. YouTube is suspending President Donald Trump’s channel for at least one week, and possibly longer, the company said on Tuesday night.
YouTube stated that a recent video on Trump’s channel had incited violence. Now the video has been deleted.
YouTube refused to disclose information of the video that earned the strike for Trump, but said it would reconsider the decision after the one-week timeout. In violation of policy, YouTube also removed material from the White House channel.
Until now, the only remaining big social media site that had not suspended Trump in any way was YouTube. Facebook has “indefinitely,” removed Trump’s website, while Twitter has absolutely prohibited Trump’s Twitter handle.
A YouTube spokesperson said in a statement, “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.” “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.”
YouTube also said it would take the extra measure of disabling comments on Trump’s channel below images.
Under the policies of YouTube, winning a second strike would result in a two-week suspension and a permanent ban would result in three strikes.