YouTube Bans Donald Trump For 7 Days Over Concerns About Inciting Violence
After being permanently suspended from Twitter and “banned indefinitely” from Instagram and Facebook, Donald Trump has now been banned from posting or commenting on YouTube for a minimum of seven days.
Almost a week after MAGA rioters invaded the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., the video platform removed a recent video from Trump and suspended his ability to post on the account for a minimum of seven days.
The company released a statement, stating: “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 also mentioned that they would be disabling the account’s ability to comment, as if standard when their is safety concern regarding an account.
2/ Given the ongoing concerns about violence, we will also be indefinitely disabling comments on President Trump’s channel, as we’ve done to other channels where there are safety concerns found in the comments section. https://t.co/1aBENHGU5z
— YouTubeInsider (@YouTubeInsider) January 13, 2021
While Trump has been banned from his personal social media accounts, he has attempted to send out statements through the @POTUS account, which is reserved for every sitting president. All of these statements were quickly removed by Twitter.