YouTube joins anti-Trump bandwagon, suspends president’s channel for at least a week

President Donald Trump faced widespread social media bans in the wake of last week’s violent breach of the U.S. Capitol building by a mob of his supporters.

Now, YouTube has joined the growing list of Big Tech firms to take action against the president, dropping the hammer with a temporary ban on uploads to his official account, the Washington Examiner reports.

Blaming Trump

According to the Examiner, the Google-owned streaming service announced its decision to implement at least a weeklong suspension after similar bans put in place by sites including Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook’s move involved a temporary suspension of Trump’s profile while Twitter announced a permanent ban.

For YouTube’s part, an announcement on Tuesday confirmed he had received an initial “strike” against his channel. Under the platform’s rules, three strikes within a 90-day period can result in a permanent suspension.

As it stands, the president will be prevented from uploading new videos for a week — until President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration — and comments to existing videos have been disabled.

The company offered a rather opaque rationale for its decision, as has become customary among social media sites taking such action against a sitting president.

YouTube ban “may be extended”

YouTube declared that some of the president’s most recent videos “incited violence,” though the public statement did not reveal which ones or what specific language violated its user policies.

“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,” the company stated, according to Axios.

The seven-day ban “may be extended” and prevents the account “from uploading new videos or livestreams” to the platform, according to YouTube.

Of course, this is just one of several such decisions among Big Tech firms intent on purging the president and his allies from the internet. Trump himself slammed the effort as a “catastrophic mistake” while speaking on the subject during a trip to Texas on Tuesday.

The tech backlash is not limited to social media, though, as evidenced by decisions like that of Airbnb to cancel reservations in the D.C. area and various lending institutions that will no longer do business with the president, as Reuters notes.

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      1. My family already is getting away from FB. Not on right now. Never was on twitter. Utube puzzles me, President Trump is still our President, we the people would like to be informed, we don’t trust mainstream news. Newsmax, Rumble, Parlor, DuckDuckGo, Ping ? Remember we are all Americans, free speech, first and second amendment. Please don’t deny us to see our President.

  1. So I guess freedom of speech is not aloud anymore, who in the hell do these sites think they are. We the people pay for most of your service and would appreciate it if you could fact check your self. It was the democratez who instigated this notrosity on the capital,they had antifa dress up like true trump supporters and cause this distraction we are peaceful for now,but y’all believe what you want just remember we will only be peaceful for so long. Get your facts right.

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  3. I think this is another step in the corrupted world of the democrats that is just leading us into the communist world they are burning our free country in. To. So dad.

  4. The demo-rats are just pushing for a civil war, one more thing they will blame President Trump for. The demo-rats can threaten the Trump supporters in losing and or not being hired and that is OK? They continue to rile people up by what they do and get away with it. WONDER WHY WE GET PISSED OFF!

  5. Mostly garbage, so good rid dens to FB, twitter & uTube…..President Trump is so much better then these companies too bad most people are so stupid!

  6. This is Un American and coming from the left .Next they will try our guns to see what we do . Biden says unify yet he accepts this behavior. They are afraid of the truth .

  7. America wake up! What’s with America? Did we let in so many that want to make us a third world country. Thanks Obama for your complete change! Better start reversing or it will be too late!

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