San Francisco, Jan 13 (IANS) Google-owned YouTube, which is yet to permanently ban the outgoing US President Donald Trump, has removed a new video from his account for violating the content policies. The company has also issued a "strike" against his account, meaning he cannot upload new videos or livestream content for at least a week.<br /><br /><br />"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." YouTube says in a statement to The Verge.<br /><br />"As a result, in accordance with 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," it said on Tuesday.<br /><br />YouTube has also indefinitely disabled comments on Trump's videos due to "ongoing concerns about violence".<br /><br />Earlier, YouTube removed one of Trump's videos that addressed a mob attack on the Capitol.<br /><br />Twitter has banned Trump from its platform, citing "risk of further incitement of violence". The Twitter ban came after a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol, hoping to stop the certification of Joe Biden's election victory.<br /><br />Facebook initially prevented Trump from posting to Facebook and Instagram for 24 hours, before CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced to indefinitely suspend his account till January 20.<br /><br />On Twitter, Trump's handle is now almost empty white canvas, frozen at 51 followed accounts, 88. 7 million followers and two words on the centre of screen, saying "Account suspended".<br /><br />.
YouTube deletes Trump video, suspends fresh uploads
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