A new video on the presidents account violated YouTube policy
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YouTube has removed a new video uploaded to President Trumps account for violating the companys content policies. The account has also been issued a strike and is unable to upload new content for at least a week. Its presently unclear exactly which video prompted the action on Trumps account, or what it contained. YouTube declined to provide specific details on the videos content.
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. YouTube says in a statement to The Verge. 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.
YouTube is also disabling comments on the channel
YouTube is also indefinitely disabling comments on Trumps videos due to ongoing concerns about violence, which it says its done in the past to other channels with safety concerns found in the comments section.
Previously, YouTube removed one of Trumps videos that addressed a mob attack on the Capitol and also contained widespread misinformation about the election results. YouTube instituted a new policy in December prohibiting content of any kind designed to spread misinformation about the outcome of the 2020 election by promoting false theories about fraudulent votes or other unverified claims.
YouTube isnt the only company taking a harsher stance against the president after yesterdays attack and in lead up to President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration. Twitter suspended Trumps account for 12 hours, threatening to ban the president outright if he posted another tweet violating the companys policies or inciting violence. Facebook initially prevented Trump from posting to Facebook and Instagram for 24 hours, before CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced even stricter measures on Thursday morning that include indefinitely suspending his account for at least the next weeks.