YouTube has temporarily banned President Donald Trump’s channel from uploading new videos or new live streams after the earlier content violated policies of incitement to violence, the company said Tuesday evening.
The channel cannot download for at least seven days – which can be extended, and previous content has been removed, Youtube said in a statement. He did not give details of the video that prompted the move.
“After careful consideration and in light of concerns about the current potential for violence, we have removed new content uploaded to the Donald J. Trump channel and launched a strike for violating our incitement to violence policies,” he said. a YouTube spokesperson said in a CNN statement.
“As a result, according to our long-standing warning system, the channel can no longer upload new videos or new live streams for at least seven days, which can be extended. ”
YouTube said it would also disable comments under videos on Trump’s channel.
The move comes amid a push to tackle disinformation and incitement to online violence, after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building last week in an attempt to stop certification by President-elect Joe Biden’s Congress election victory.
In the aftermath of the riot, social media platforms, including Facebook, deleted Trump’s account and Twitter stepped up enforcement of disinformation policies. Amazon.com Inc has suspended Talk, a social media platform beloved by many Trump supporters, from its web hosting service.
Trump, who disputed the validity of Biden’s victory without producing any evidence, first praised his supporters but then condemned the violence.
Lawmakers were forced to flee as the building was beset by protesters who overwhelmed security forces. Five people died in the violence, including a police officer from the Capitol.