YouTube suspends Trump's channel for at least 7 days

Catherine Garcia

Citing concerns about "the ongoing potential for violence," YouTube suspended President Trump's channel for a minimum of seven days.

A video that "incited violence" was removed from his channel, YouTube told CNN Business on Tuesday night, and the account will not be able to upload any new content until the suspension is lifted. Additionally, YouTube said it will disable comments under videos on Trump's channel, "as we've done to other channels where there are safety concerns found in the comments section."

After a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol last week, Twitter permanently banned Trump from the platform, and Facebook suspended his account "indefinitely." In a statement, YouTube said Trump's channel received a strike for violating policies on inciting violence, which triggered the suspension. If the channel gets a second strike, it will be suspended for at least two weeks, with a third strike resulting in a permanent ban.

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