After the storming of the Capitol: Youtube Trump locks the channel for at least a week

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After the storming of the Capitol
Youtube has blocked the Trump channel for at least a week

Also, Youtube banned Donald Trump – at least temporarily. Photo: Alex Brandon/AP/dpa

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After the election, the outgoing loses the end of US President, Trump also its main channels of communication: after Twitter and Facebook have him excluded permanently, also announcing Youtube to block him – even if only for a week.

About a week after the storming of the U.S. Capitol building, also Youtube is taking now as the last great Internet platform for stronger action against the account of its President, Donald Trump.

In the light of “concerns about the ongoing violence potential” had been removed, new content Trumps channel, said the video platform of Google on Tuesday evening (local time). Now should at least be seven days, no more Videos uploaded to the site – the older Videos, but remained available. In addition, the comment function has been disabled for an indefinite period of time. Previously, among other things, Twitter and Facebook had blocked the accounts of the defeated President permanently.

According to the channel CNN from Youtube to call for more Details to the remote video material rejected. After the one-week barrier for new Clips they wanted to reconsider the decision but once again. U.S. activists had threatened Youtube previously, according to a report in the newspaper “USA Today” with a country-wide Boycott, should not remove the platform Trumps account with around 2.77 million subscribers. The policy of Youtube that after the first violation, an account may be suspended for a week, after the second for two weeks. After a third violation is a permanent blocking of the channel is imminent.


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