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YouTube suspends Trump's channel for at least 7 days for violating policy

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Ginger Lawrence | 14 January, 2021, 15:18

Texas attorney general Ken Paxton on Wednesday said he is demanding that Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter explain why Trump is not welcomed on their platforms.

Twitter has gone further by imposing a permanent ban.

But by Friday as the seriousness of Trump's action began to be considered, with politicians on both sides calling for his impeachment and immediate removal from office, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg chose to go one stage further and banned Donald Trump "indefinitely" from its platforms.

The moves came after Twitter permanently banned Donald Trump, citing the potential risk that the aggrieved lame-duck president will foment additional violence among his supporters.

The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment outside normal business hours, and the White House press office did not answer the phone.

Based on the comments left on that video and statements made by supporters, it appears the possibility of inspiring additional violence prompted YouTube's action.

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Trump's YouTube channel has 2.77 million subscribers. "They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!"

The company announced the news in a pair of tweets today. Biden's inauguration is scheduled for January 20.

Silicon Valley companies have frequently tried, often without much success, to go after those peddling harmful content - from election disinformation to hate speech and violent threats - but their actions in recent days have been the toughest so far.

YouTube is suspending US President Donald Trump's channel for at least one week, and potentially longer, after his channel earned a strike under the platform's policies, the company said Tuesday evening.

Between 6,00,000 and 7,00,000 Internet users are registering on the platform every day, Andrew Torba, who is also a co-founder, said in an interview. A rep for Snap confirmed that they will be permanently banning Trump from the platform in the "interest of public safety".

He says that he thinks the SpaceX boss could be the right person to do it after he took on "West Coast high tech" for becoming the "de facto arbiter of free speech".