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YouTube won't lift Trump's ban until a week after the inauguration

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What you need to know

  • Trump's YouTube account received a strike last week following the U.S. Capitol insurrection which led to his second impeachment.
  • YouTube said the account would remain barred from uploading videos for a minimum of seven days.
  • The ban has now been extended for another week.

U.S. President Donald Trump's ongoing YouTube suspension is set to be extended following the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden. The company said on Tuesday that it planned to keep the restriction active for the next week, telling CNBC that it was doing so out of potential political violence.

The president had been banned from the platform last week due to ongoing potential for violence, the same reason for his extended suspension.

The YouTube team said:

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. It now has its 1st strike & is temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a minimum of 7 days. 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.

The outgoing president has seen his social media accounts restricted on platforms as varied as Twitter, Snapchat, and even Spotify due to terms of service violations. Unlike with those other platforms, Trump will still remain able to post videos once he returns from his suspension — barring any future incidents. His previous library will also remain accessible. YouTube does have a three-strike rule however, so it may simply be a matter of time.

13 Comments
  • The currupt Joe biden who stole the American election from the American people.
    The democrats has forever damaged people's confidence in a fair election now all over the world not just America
  • [this comment requires citation due to unsubstantiated claims based on proven lies and misinformation]
  • Good ole DJ
  • You've been lied too
  • The longer the clown of hatred is banned the better off America will be.
  • Boy he's really fooled you too huh. Hopefully you'll come back to the real world after today 👍🏻
  • No one cares what you think.
  • Just when I thought this place was one of the few safe havens from all the biased one-sided b.s. going on.........
  • Nope...just as bad as the rest.
  • History will not remember Mr Trump fondly. His story will forever stand as a cautionary tale for future Presidents. It's sad but he is his own worst enemy.
  • No, the crooked, corrupt politician's, media and big tech will not be remembered fondly, they'll be remembered for their treason acts.
  • The hypocrisy of big tech stinks to high heaven! But then again they are following their role model. The ministry of TRUTH 1984.
  • It's a pretty dangerous precedent to set, I'll agree there. But I have to say, Trump brought so much of this on himself. I can't tell you how many times I wanted to shake him and say, get off social media and get to work you idiot! There too much to be done for you to be acting like a 15 year old girl. But alas...