Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday temporarily suspended President Donald Trump’s channel and removed a video.
According to YouTUBE, the video violates its policy against inciting violence, joining other social media platforms in banning his accounts after last week’s Capitol riot.
Trump’s access to the social media platforms he has used as a megaphone during his presidency has been largely cut off since a violent mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington DC last week.
Operators, however, said the embittered leader could use his accounts to foment more unrest in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
The statement reads:
“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 channel is now temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a ‘minimum’ of 7 days.”
The video-sharing platform also said it will be indefinitely disabling comments” on Trump’s channel because of safety concerns.