YouTube says it has removed a video uploaded to President Donald Trump's channel over a policy violation which resulted in the video platform suspending his ability to share content on YouTube for at least seven days.
"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," YouTube said in a statement on Twitter.
The video side added, "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."
The moves came after Twitter permanently banned Donald Trump, citing the potential risk that the aggrieved lame-duck president will foment additional violence among his supporters.
Trump accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitch and other platforms also have been indefinitely or permanently blocked after his role in organising and supporting the insurrectionist mob that occupied the US Capitol on January 6 in a deadly clash with police.
Australian Associated Press