January 23, 2021

YouTube removes videos from Donald Trump’s channel, blocks new uploads for a week

Source: Jason England / Android Central

Last week, Twitter permanently suspended Donald Trump from its platform after a review of his recent tweets and the context around them. On the same day, Facebook announced that it is banning Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely. In view of concerns about the “ongoing potential for violence,” YouTube has finally decided to remove new content uploaded to Donald Trump’s channel.

YouTube says Trump’s channel will not be allowed to upload new content for a “minimum” of 7 days. In addition to barring new uploads, YouTube has also indefinitely disabled comments on the channel over safety concerns.

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The move comes after U.S. civil rights groups threatened to organize an advertiser boycott against YouTube if it did not take down President Trump’s channel. Eight new videos were uploaded to Trump’s YouTube channel earlier this week, including one in which he told reporters that “Big Tech has made a terrible mistake” by blocking him.

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