YouTube blocks new uploads to Donald Trump's channel. After Twitter and Facebook have blocked Trump's accounts, YouTube took a similar decision. Read on to find out every single detail you must know!
Google's YouTube has blocked President Donald Trump's official channel from uploading new content for at least a week. The aim of this decision is to control further effects of the Capitol Riots.
In a video of remarks made to reporters that was uploaded to Trump's YouTube channel Tuesday, the president said that impeaching him for inciting violence at the Capitol would be "very dangerous for the USA." YouTube decided to remove the video.
"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," the company tweeted.
YouTube will also indefinitely disable comments on Trump's channel "given the ongoing concerns about violence," the company said. The suspension is the latest by one of the nation's leading social media platforms which have removed nearly all of the president's online megaphones that allowed him to directly reach Americans.
Until Tuesday night, YouTube was the lone holdout. Facebook and its app Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat blocked Trump's accounts after he incited supporters to storm the Capitol last week.
YouTube says it issued a "strike" against Trump's channel. With the first strike, Trump's YouTube channel is temporarily prevented from uploading new videos or live streams for at least seven days.