YouTube said on Tuesday it’s suspended Donald Trump’s channel as it violated policies for inciting violence following last week’s assault on the US Capitol from the president’s supporters.
Digital platforms and social media businesses are hurriedly distancing themselves from, and taking actions contrary to, what the news media claims those individuals including the sitting President of the United States encouraged or engaged in the violence in Washington, DC.
President Trump’s channel is now prevented from uploading new videos or livestreams to get no less than seven times, which may be extended, YouTube stated in a statement.
The company has also permanently disabled comments beneath videos on the station.
The suspension of Trump’s station came after comments that he made at a news conference, that was streamed on the stage on Tuesday morning, the company said.
YouTube’s action from the president comes after US civil rights groups told journalists at our partner news agency Reuters that they had been put to arrange an advertiser boycott against the company if it doesn’t eliminate Trump’s channel.
Mr Trump, who has consistently contested the validity of Joe Biden’s success without presenting evidence accepted by the courts, originally praised his supporters but later condemned the violence that some had perpetrated.
Lawmakers were forced to flee because the building has been mobbed by protesters who defeated security forces. Five people died in the violence, for example one Capitol Police officer.
After the episode, Twitter and Facebook eliminated Trump’s accounts and have been eliminating content supporting last week’s assault, while Amazon.com suspended Parler, a social media program favoured by many fans of Trump’s 75 million supporters, by its hosting service.
The team at Platform Executive hope you have enjoyed this news article. Translation from English to other languages via Google Cloud Translation. Initial reporting via our official content partners at Thomson Reuters. Reporting by Radhika Anilkumar in Bengaluru. Additional Reporting by Kanishka Singh and Sabahatjahan Contractor in Bengaluru. Editing by Rashmi Aich and Kim Coghill.
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