Google-owned YouTube, which the outgoing US President Donald Trump has yet to ban permanently, has removed a new video from its account for breaching content policies. The firm has also issued a “strike” against his account, meaning that for at least a week he can not upload new videos or live stream content.
“After careful analysis, and in light of issues about the ongoing potential for harm, we removed fresh content uploaded to the Donald J. Trump channel and issued a walkout for violating our policies for instigating violence,” YouTube said in a statement to The Verge.
As a result, the channel is now successfully prevented new videos or live streams from being uploaded for a minimum of seven days in accordance with our long-standing strike facility, which can be extended, it said on Tuesday.
“YouTube has also indefinitely disabled comments on Trump’s videos due to “ongoing worries about violence.”
Earlier, one of Trump’s videos addressing a mob attack on the Capitol was removed from YouTube.
Twitter, citing the “risk of further incitement of violence” banned Trump from its platform. The Twitter ban came after the US Capitol was stormed by a pro-Trump mob, hoping to stop certifying an election victory for Joe Biden.
Initially, Facebook prevented Trump from posting for 24 hours on Facebook and Instagram, before CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that his account would be suspended indefinitely until January 20.
On Twitter, Trump’s handle is now almost large empty canvas, frozen at 51 follow-up accounts, 88.7 million followers, and two words in the center of the picture, saying, “Account suspended”