YouTube pulls down Trump’s channel for breach of policy on inciting violence
NEW YORK (US) – Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said on Tuesday it has suspended Donald Trump’s channel as it breached policies against inciting violence after last week’s assault on the US Capitol by the president’s supporters.
Online platforms and social media companies have been voicing their opinions against, those that encouraged or were involved in the violence in Washington, DC.
Trump’s channel is now prevented from uploading new videos or livestreams for a minimum period of seven days, which could be extended, Youtube said in a statement.
After the incident, Twitter and Facebook removed Trump’s accounts and have been removing content supporting last week’s assault, while Amazon.com Inc suspended Parler, a social media platform supported by many supporters of Trump, from its web hosting service.