YouTube on Tuesday extended President Donald Trump’s suspension on the platform for at least another week. This makes it the youngest company to take action against Trump to prevent violence during Biden’s inauguration.
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Law enforcement agencies are on high alert for the possibility of additional right-wing violence this week, which is why YouTube decided to extend Trump’s suspension, Reuters reported.
Trump’s YouTube channel went on strike last week for violating the company’s guidelines on inciting violence after its supporters stormed the Capitol.
Trump’s 2.79 million subscriber channel is banned from uploading new content as long as comments on its existing videos are disabled.
Channels that receive three strikes within 90 days are permanently banned. According to YouTube, Trump didn’t receive a second strike, according to CNet.
YouTube has taken less aggressive action against Trump and right-wing conspiracy theories compared to other social networks. Twitter and Facebook banned Trump indefinitely after the riot at the Capitol, while it took Youtube a week to announce a week-long ban. Even after the election, YouTube faced a backlash because it moved more slowly than other platforms to monitor QAnon and election misinformation.
This is a developing story.