Jan. 13 (UPI) — Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube late Tuesday stated it has suspended the account of President Donald Trump, changing into the newest tech firm to limit the web accounts of the outgoing president following final week’s siege of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.
The net video platform stated in a tweet that it has eliminated new content material uploaded to Trump’s YouTube account following a evaluation that concluded it had violated its insurance policies “and in mild of issues concerning the ongoing potential for violence.”
It was unclear which video had been taken down and for what coverage violations, however YouTube stated the channel now has one strike and shall be suspended from importing new content material for seven days.
It additionally stated “given the continued issues about violence,” it has indefinitely disabled feedback on Trump’s channel “as we have executed to different channels the place there are security issues discovered within the feedback part.”
The suspension by YouTube makes it the newest tech firm to sanction the president over on-line content material after his supporters stormed the Capitol constructing in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday in protest to Congress certifying the electoral vote win by President-elect Joe Biden. A minimum of 5 individuals died in the course of the siege.
On Thursday, Fb and Instagram banned the outgoing president till at the very least after Biden’s inauguration adopted the subsequent day by Twitter, which completely suspended Trump’s private account.