Youtube Takes Trump’s Account Offline to Incite Violence
YouTube has taken US President Donald Trump’s channel offline because Trump violated YouTube’s policies that prohibit incitement to violence.
YouTube is one of many social media outlets taking steps against Trump after his supporters stormed the parliament building last week to prevent Joe Biden’s election victory from being ratified.
Trump’s channel is currently unable to upload or live stream new videos for at least seven days. Youtube states in a statement that the block can be extended.
Since the Capitol attack, Twitter and Facebook have removed Trump’s accounts, and social media has begun to tackle content that supports or glorifies the attack.
As a web host, Amazon decided to ban Parler. Many of Trump’s followers are active on that extreme right-wing variant of Twitter.