Washington, Jan 13: Google’s YouTube has blocked President Donald Trump’s official channel from uploading new content for at least a week, citing the potential for violence following the deadly Capitol siege.
“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,” the company tweeted late Tuesday.
YouTube will also indefinitely disable comments on Trump’s channel “given the ongoing concerns about violence,” the company said.
The suspension is the latest by one of the nation’s leading social media platforms which have removed nearly all of the president’s online megaphones that allowed him to directly reach Americans.
The move came as civil rights groups threatened a national boycott if YouTube does not remove the channel, which has 2.76 million subscribers.