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YouTube temporarily blocks Donald Trump account after Capitol riots, citing potential for violence



Google’s YouTube suspended Donald Trump’s official channel for seven days. Trump can’t upload any video on his channel and Google has to take this step after citing the potential for violence.

Before it, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, and Reddit have blocked Trump’s account, and this time YouTube decided to ban it. Youtube removed a recently posted video on Trump’s channel along with its suspension for at least one week. In a statement YouTube said that this ban is for at least 7 days means it can be extended. Youtube will extend the suspension duration if any video would be uploaded on the channel that promotes violence.

Youtube also disabled the comment section of the channel. YouTube stated via a tweet, “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,”

YouTube will also indefinitely disable comments on Trump’s channel “given the ongoing concerns about violence,” the company said.

It is the second time when YouTube found Trump’s channel content that violates YouTube policies. If the channel continuously posts videos that don’t comply with YouTube policies then YouTube will ban the channel for two weeks. And in the third strike, YouTube will permanently ban the channel.

Already, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit obstructed Donald Trump’s records uncertainly after the president was found disregarding local area rules of posting content. Every one of these stages had recently eliminated such substance with alerts however after the assault on Capitol in the US, all the records were seized. Additionally, different stages, for example, Twitch and even TikTok prohibited Donald Trump in an intriguing turn. Donald Trump had been asking the prohibition on TikTok due to its linkage of China’s ByteDance, yet the boycott was never executed as the organization pondered different approaches to forestall it a year ago.

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