YouTube announced that it is suspending the account of United States President Donald Trump for one week with a chance of not getting it back after earning a strike on the video sharing platform’s policies.
A recent video of Trump incited violence according to the company in a statement sent to CNN. The video has now been removed.
YouTube declined to share details of the video that earned Trump the strike, but said that after the one-week timeout, it will revisit the decision.
The company also removed another video of Trump from the White House account for violating their policy.
Earlier, Twitter and Facebook banned Trump’s accounts after a riot took place in the US Capitol by his supporters.
“After careful review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to the Donald J. Trump channel and issued a strike for violating our policies for inciting violence,” a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement.
“As a result, 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,” the statement added.
YouTube is also looking at the possibility of disabling the comment section on Trump’s channel in the future. (TDT)