Donald Trump's YouTube channel suspended for at least 7 days

Donald Trump's YouTube channel suspended for at least 7 days

- YouTube issued a strike on Trump's channel after it uploaded a video that violated its policies

- The video, according to YouTube, has been removed and as a consequence, Trump's channel will not be able to upload new content for at least seven days

- The US leader was last week suspended from Facebook indefinitely while his favourite platform, Twitter, banned him completely

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The US President Donald Trump has yet again suffered another blow after video sharing platform YouTube issued a strike on his channel that has a following of over 2.5 million people.

YouTube said Trump's channel violated its content policies after it uploaded a video with the potential of inciting people to violence.

As a result of the policy infringement, the platform said it had suspended the account's ability to upload new videos for at least seven days after which it may consider to restore the account or sustain the chokehold.

Donald Trump's YouTube channel suspended for at least 7 days

US President Donald Trump. Photo: Getty Images.
Source: Getty Images

YouTube said in a statement on Twitter:

"We removed new content uploaded to the channel for violating our policies. We will also be indefinitely disabling comments."

YouTube became the latest social media platform to gag Trump after Twitter, Facebook and Instagram blocked him last week.

Briefly.co.za reported that Facebook banned him indefinitely while his favourite platform Twitter banned him completely.

The muzzle on Trump came shortly after his supporters raided the US Capitol last week in continuation of "stop the steal" campaign.

He has maintained claims that the November 3, 2020, election which he lost to Democrat Joe Biden was rigged.

His followers invaded the Capitol after Vice President Mike Pence who chaired a congress sitting validated Biden's win.

Some of the attackers, who were annoyed by Pence's decision that seemed to conflict with Trump's assertion that he was not going to concede defeat, chanted "Hang Mike Pence! Hang Mike Pence!".

The chaos saw Speaker Nancy Pelosi describe Trump as "dangerous and unhinged" and urged him to resign or face impeachment.

Earlier, in an address, Trump had told his supporters that they will only be able to take control of the situation if they became brave and tackled the "weak people in Congress" - remarks which have been attributed to the violence.

Vice President Pence refused to bow to pressure to invoke the 25th amendment which strips off the president's power.

This paves way for US lawmakers to kickstart an impeachment process to remove Trump from office.

Trump is, however, expected to vacate the White House on January 20 when Biden will be inaugurated.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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