In a tweet on Tuesday evening, YouTube announced that it had suspended President Donald Trump’s channel from uploading new videos to the platform for at least a week due to fear of “continuous violence.”
Google’s subsidiary YouTube said it suspended the President’s channel because the content uploaded on Tuesday violated platform policy, which has more than 2.7 million subscribers. A YouTube spokesperson clarified that the company has removed content that violated the company’s policy of inciting violence, but declined to disclose which videos were removed.
YouTube also banned comments on Trump̵
A YouTube spokesperson said in a statement to BuzzFeed News: “After careful review, and taking into account concerns about the continued violence, we deleted the new content uploaded to the Donald J. Trump channel and posted a strike that violated our policy of inciting violence. Therefore, according to the warning system we have used for a long time, the channel is now forbidden to upload new videos or live broadcast for at least 7 days (may be extended). We also disable comments under channel videos indefinitely, and we have taken similar measures in the past for other situations involving security issues. “
This move makes YouTube the latest in a series of technology platforms that have restricted Donald Trump’s Internet access after he used his Twitter account to instigate an uprising on Capitol Hill, which resulted in many deaths.
After the riot broke out, Twitter permanently suspended the president, while Facebook and Instagram banned him from posting on the platform for at least two weeks. Twitch and Snap also suspended his duties, Shopify banned his online store, and Stripe removed its campaign from its payment platform.
After the Capitol swept through, the tech giants also took action on the social network Parler, where everything is possible. Last week, Apple and Google withdrew Parler from their app stores. On Monday, Amazon banned the network from using the company’s hosting services, effectively taking it offline. It is said that Paller had been used to plan an attack on the Capitol and has been full of violent comments in recent days.
After Trump was de-platformed by most large technology companies, critics also called on YouTube to suspend his position.
This is a developing story.