YouTube Extends Trump Ban For 'Minimum' Of Another 7 Days

YouTube announced on Tuesday that it is extending its suspension of uploads from outgoing President Trump’s account for “a minimum” of another seven days, citing “concerns about the ongoing potential for violence.” 

The Google-owned platform, which initiated the Trump ban last week after Trump supporters’ insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, confirmed that it will also continue to stop comments from showing on videos posted in Trump’s channel. 

Trump’s YouTube channel has 2.79 million viewers. 

A Zignal Labs study found that online misinformation about the U.S. election fell by 73% in the week after Trump was banned from Twitter and suspended from YouTube, Facebook and other social sites. 

YouTube’s standard policy is based on a “three strike” rule. The platform’s first-strike suspension went into effect after Trump violated YouTube’s prohibition of content that incites violence by uploading a video, during the Capitol riot, in which he repeated his false claims disputing the legitimate election of Joe Biden as President. 

Trump subsequently posted a “farewell address” video on the White House’s YouTube channel.



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