YouTube suspends Donald Trump's channel for at least a week

YouTube suspends Donald Trump's channel for at least a week
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  • calendar-gray 13 January 2021

YouTube is suspending President Donald Trump's Channel for at least a week because it received a strike after posting a video that purportedly incited violence, the company announced, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"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", a YouTube spokesperson 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".

The platform also disabled comments to videos on the channel.

The decision will be revisited in a week. However, if Trump's channel gets another strike it will be suspended for 2 weeks, and a third violation will result in permanent removal.

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