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YouTube Suspends Trump's Channel for at Least Seven Days

Added 01-13-21 12:40:04am EST - “YouTube is the latest tech company to bar the president from posting online, following Twitter, Facebook and others.” - Nytimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nytimes.com: “YouTube Suspends Trump’s Channel for at Least Seven Days”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

YouTube is the latest tech company to bar the president from posting online, following Twitter, Facebook and others.

OAKLAND, Calif. — YouTube said on Tuesday that it had suspended President Trump’s channel over concern about “ongoing potential for violence,” the latest move by one of the large tech companies to limit the president online.

In a tweet on YouTube’s official account, the Google-owned video site said it had suspended Mr. Trump’s account after one of his recent videos violated its policy banning content that spreads misinformation claiming widespread election fraud. YouTube said he would not be able to upload new content to his channel, which had about 2.8 million subscribers, for at least seven days. YouTube also said it was disabling comments on his video indefinitely.

1/ After review, and 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. It now has its 1st strike & is temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a *minimum* of 7 days.

Many tech companies have moved to curtail Mr. Trump online since a violent mob of his supporters, urged on by the president, stormed the Capitol last week. In the aftermath, Facebook suspended the president from its core social network as well as Instagram at least until the end of his term. Twitter followed by permanently barring Mr. Trump’s account on its service, depriving him of his favorite social media platform, where he had 88 million followers. Other sites, such as Snapchat, Reddit and Twitch, also curtailed Mr. Trump.

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