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YouTube suspends Trump channel from importing new content material for seven days | US Capitol breach

YouTube has briefly banned President Donald Trump’s channel from importing new movies or livestreams after earlier content material violated insurance policies for inciting violence, the corporate stated late on Tuesday.

The channel can not add for no less than seven days – which can be prolonged, and earlier content material had been eliminated, Youtube stated in a press release. It didn’t give particulars concerning the video that prompted the transfer.

“After cautious evaluate, and in gentle of considerations concerning the ongoing potential for violence, we eliminated new content material uploaded to the Donald J. Trump channel and issued a strike for violating our insurance policies for inciting violence,” a YouTube spokesperson stated in a press release to CNN.

“In consequence, in accordance with our long-standing strikes system, the channel is now prevented from importing new movies or livestreams for no less than seven days—which can be prolonged.”

YouTube stated it will additionally disable feedback beneath movies on Trump’s channel.

The transfer comes amid a push to fight misinformation and the incitement of violence on-line, after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol constructing final week attempting to halt the certification by Congress of President-elect Joe Biden’s election win.

Following the riot, social media platforms together with Fb eliminated Trump’s account and Twitter and tightened enforcement round misinformation insurance policies. Amazon.com Inc suspended Parler, a social media platform favored by many supporters of Trump, from its internet hosting service.

Trump, who has challenged the validity of Biden’s victory with out producing proof, initially praised his supporters however later condemned the violence.

Lawmakers have been pressured to flee because the constructing was mobbed by protesters who overwhelmed safety forces. 5 individuals died within the violence, together with one Capitol Police officer.

With Reuters

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