YouTube Has Extended Donald Trump's Suspension
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YouTube Has Extended Donald Trump’s Suspension

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Former President Donald Trump (Image: Screenshot)

After populating his social media feeds with election fraud and conspiracy theories about the election being “stolen,” former President Donald Trump was recently banned from Twitter and suspended from YouTube. Now, YouTube announced that it has extended Trump’s suspension, according to Politico.

Two weeks ago, YouTube announced, via Twitter, that the outgoing president had been banned for 7 days after violating its policy when new content was uploaded to his account.

YouTube had originally stated that it was giving Trump his first strike before it would permanently ban him from the site under its content policies. Initially, he was suspended for a minimum of one week. The suspension was extended again last Tuesday for at least another week.

“In light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, the Donald J. Trump channel will remain suspended,” YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi said in a statement to Politico. “Our teams are staying vigilant and closely monitoring for any new developments.”

USA Today had also reported that at the time it suspended Trump’s channel, the company had removed a video in which the former president told reporters that impeaching him for inciting violence at the Capitol would be “very dangerous for the USA.”