Jan. 13 (UPI) — Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube late Tuesday mentioned it has suspended the account of President Donald Trump, changing into the most recent 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 web video platform mentioned in a tweet that it has eliminated new content material uploaded to Trump’s YouTube account following a evaluate that concluded it had violated its insurance policies “and in gentle of issues in regards to the ongoing potential for violence.”
It was unclear which video had been taken down and for what coverage violations, however YouTube mentioned the channel now has one strike and shall be suspended from importing new content material for seven days.
It additionally mentioned “given the continued issues about violence,” it has indefinitely disabled feedback on Trump’s channel “as we have accomplished to different channels the place there are security issues discovered within the feedback part.”
The suspension by YouTube makes it the most recent 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. Not less than 5 folks died through the siege.
On Thursday, Fb and Instagram banned the outgoing president till a minimum of after Biden’s inauguration adopted the following day by Twitter, which completely suspended Trump’s private account.