YouTube Removes Trump Content And Bans Him From Uploading New Videos For A Minimum Of 7 Days, Citing 'ongoing Potential For Violence'
YouTube has suspended President Donald Trump's account for at least one week after removing a video that the company said incited violence.
The offending video was uploaded Tuesday and violated YouTube's policies on inciting violence, a spokesperson said, although the company did not share details of the video's contents.
YouTube said it had issued the account a single strike, preventing it from uploading new videos for seven days, but said that timeframe could be extended.Advertisement
The company said it has also disabled comments under videos on the channel indefinitely.
"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 spokesperson told Business Insider.
"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. We are also indefinitely disabling comments under videos on the channel, we've taken similar actions in the past for other cases involving safety concerns."Advertisement