YouTube is suspending President Donald Trump's channel for at least one week, and potentially longer, after his track earned a strike under the platform's policies, the company said Tuesday evening, Report states, citing CNN.
A recent video on Trump's channel had incited violence. YouTube told CNN Business. That video has now been removed.
YouTube declined to share details of the video that earned Trump the strike but said it would revisit the decision after the one-week timeout.
Until now, YouTube had been the only remaining central social media platform not to have suspended Trump in some fashion. Facebook has suspended Trump's account "indefinitely," while Twitter has banned Trump completely.
"After careful review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to the Donald J. Trump channel and issued a strike for violating our policies for inciting violence," a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement. "As a result, under our long-standing strikes system, the channel is now prevented from uploading new videos or live streams for a minimum of seven days—which may be extended."
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