Washington: Popular video streaming platform YouTube on Wednesday suspended United States President Donald Trump’s channel for at least a week, and removed new content uploaded to it, saying it violated the company’s policies and ran the risk of inciting violence.
Trump’s channel is now prevented from uploading new videos or live streams for a minimum of seven days, YouTube said in a statement. The company declined to share details of the video due to which restrictions were imposed. It said the decision to suspend his account will be revisited after one week.
“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,” YouTube added.
Until now, YouTube had been the only major social media platform to not have suspended Trump’s account in some way for making inflammatory statements. Facebook has suspended Trump’s account indefinitely, while Twitter has banned Trump completely, citing the “risk of further incitement of violence”.