Nowhere to rant as Google also suspends Donald Trump's YouTube account

Marco Green
January 14, 2021

Twitter then late on Friday then decided enough was enough, and it permanently took down Donald Trump's Twitter account, citing the possibility that it would be used in the final 12 days of Trump's presidency to incite violence.

Prior to its suspension, the president's YouTube account had racked up 2.77 million subscribers.

Alphabet's YouTube said on Tuesday it has suspended US President Donald Trump's channel on grounds of "ongoing potential for violence".

Supporters of Trump stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, trying to halt the certification by Congress of President-elect Joe Biden's election win. In addition to Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Rudy Giuliani rallied the crowd and also urged them to fight against the election results. "I will vote to impeach this President", he said in a statement he tweeted.

Deutsche Bank is Trump's biggest lender, with about $340 million in loans outstanding to the Trump Organization, the president's umbrella group that is now overseen by his two sons, according to Trump's disclosures with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics dated July 31 previous year, plus banking sources.

However, the Google-owned company did not respond to a question about whether Trump's account had been warned about its content prior to the strike. YouTube operates a three strikes policy.

Dr. Jackson said President Trump's tweets do incite violence.

"A recent video on Trump's channel had incited violence", YouTube told CNN Business, adding that the video has now been removed from the platform.

The move comes on the heels of last week's violent attack on the US Capitol by Trump supporters at the president's incitement, and follows steps taken by other companies to cut ties with Trump and his businesses. YouTube noted that the decision was made due to "concerns about the ongoing potential for violence".

Shares in Facebook, which suspended Trumps account through January 20 and possibly indefinitely, ended Monday down 4 per cent.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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