YouTube, Google’s video hosting service, announced Tuesday evening that it was suspending the account of US President Donald Trump for at least a week.
“Upon review, and in light of concerns about the current risk of violence, we have removed new content posted to Donald J. Trump’s channel for violating our policies,” he tweeted.
YouTube noted that this was the first warning on behalf of Mr. Trump, now barred from uploading any new content for a minimum of seven days. Comments on his channel have also been turned off indefinitely.
Twitter last Friday deleted Mr. Trump’s account for “inciting violence.” The day before, Facebook and Instagram had announced that they were suspending his account for at least two weeks, at least until the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20.