YouTube Bans Trump

YouTube Banned Content Removed Government US Election 2020 US Capitol Riot

YouTube removed some videos from President Trump’s channel and then permanently banned him without giving a specific reason or citing specific content.

1/ After review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to Donald J. Trump’s channel for violating our policies. It now has its 1st strike & is temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a minimum of 7 days.

2/ Given the ongoing concerns about violence, we will also be indefinitely disabling comments on President Trump’s channel, as we’ve done to other channels where there are safety concerns found in the comments section.…

– YouTubeInsider (@YouTubeInsider) 12 Jan 2021

YouTube’s statement called this a temporary ‘suspension’ (as did news coverage). However, indefinite suspension is simply a permanent ban.

Sources / Relevant Material

  3. Summit News "YouTube Suspends Trump" by Steve Watson (13 Jan 2021)