YouTube, owned by Google, on Tuesday temporarily suspended the outgoing US President Donald Trump’s channel and deleted a video recording for violating the site’s rules on non-incitement to violence.
YouTube said in a statement that “in light of concerns about the continuing possibility of violence, we have removed new content uploaded to Donald J. Trump’s channel for violating our policies.” The statement added that the channel is now “temporarily banned from downloading new content for at least seven days.”
Before YouTube, Facebook suspended the Trump accounts on its platform and its Instagram platform, after a mob of supporters stormed the Capitol, temporarily disrupting the endorsement session for Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.
Twitter went further by shutting down Trump’s account and denying him his preferred platform. Other services, such as Snapchat and Twitch, also suspended the president’s accounts.