A recent video on Trump’s channel had incited violence, YouTube told CNN Business. The video has now been removed.
YouTube declined to share details about the video that prompted Trump to strike, but said it would resume the decision after a week-long timeout.
Until now, YouTube had been the only remaining major social media platform that had not suspended Trump in any way. Facebook has suspended Trump’s account “indefinitely”, while Twitter has banned Trump completely.
“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 launched a strike to violate our incitement to violence policies,” a YouTube user said. spokesman in a statement. “As a result, in line with our long-standing strike system, the channel is now prevented from uploading new videos or livestreams for at least seven days – which may be extended.”
YouTube also said it will take the extra step of disabling comments during videos on Trump’s channel.
Under YouTube’s policies, earning another strike will result in a two-week suspension, and three strikes will result in a permanent ban.