Why Did YouTube Remove Donald Trump Videos?

Videos from Donald Trump’s official website have been removed by YouTube. YouTube said Trump’s videos were removed because he violated the services’ policies by inciting violence. YouTube then said Trump had been blocked from uploading videos for a week. YouTube is a subsidiary of Google.

In a statement, YouTube explained their decision: “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 has also said they are disabling the comments section of Trump’s videos, again citing inciting violence.

Other Trump Bans

The removal of Trump’s videos from YouTube follows the decision by Twitter to permanently ban Donald Trump from using the service. Twitter also cited his incitement of violence for the ban. Trump incited his supporters to act and they followed throw with the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Five people died as a result of the Capitol attack and Congress is considering impeaching Donald Trump for inciting the attack.

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