YouTube is suspending President Donald Trump's channel for at least one week, and potentially longer, after his channel earned a strike under the platform's policies, the company said on Tuesday.
The streaming platform said it had issued the account a single strike, preventing it from uploading new videos for seven days, but said that timeframe could be extended.
"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," a YouTube spokesperson explained.
"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. We are also indefinitely disabling comments under videos on the channel, we've taken similar actions in the past for other cases involving safety concerns."
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