YouTube Suspends Trump

YouTube Suspends Trump by Steve Watson for Summit

Cites ‘ongoing potential for violence’

Falling into line with the ongoing purge, YouTube has suspended President Trump, claiming he uploaded a video that violates its polices.

Trump will be banned from the platform for a week, effectively until the end of his presidency, with comments on all other videos on his channel also disabled indefinitely due to ‘safety concerns’.

YouTube also stated that the suspension was enacted due to the ‘ongoing potential for violence’:

The Google owned company said the suspension may be extended beyond a week, stating “in accordance with our long-standing strikes system, the channel is now prevented from uploading new videos or livestreams for a minimum of seven days – which may be extended.”

In the videos that Trump uploaded to YouTube, prompting the ban, Trump said that big tech is making “a catastrophic mistake” in its actions to silence him, and that it is intent on “dividing people”.

The Trump team uploaded several videos to YouTube Tuesday night and it is not clear which one ‘violated’ YouTube’s policies. However, the videos appear to have been clips from his speech in Texas, which TV networks also refused to carry.

The full speech can be viewed below:

 

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