President Trump: Big Tech is doing a frightful thing to our country

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YouTube announced that it will temporarily suspend President Donald Trump's official account for at least seven days.

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

"It now has its 1st strike & is temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a *minimum* of 7 days".

US President Donald Trump, facing impeachment on a charge of "incitement of insurrection" on Tuesday denied responsibility for his supporters' violent invasion of the US Capitol last week and said his remarks before the siege were appropriate. "I've never seen such anger as I see right now and that's a awful thing", said the outgoing US President.

Democrats say Facebook and Twitter should have acted sooner to ban Trump, well before his attacks on the 2020 election threatened to incite real-world violence.

The account, which boasts 2.78 million subscribers and more than 825 million views since March 2015, still features uploads made as recently as January 12-ahead of YouTube's brief embargo. YouTube also said it was disabling comments on his video indefinitely.

Websites like Twitter and Facebook have even banned President Donald Trump. This was Trump's first remarks in the public after Twitter permanently suspended his account. If a channel breaches YouTube policies three times within three months, it is typically permanently banned. Other sites, such as Snapchat, Reddit and Twitch, also curtailed Trump.

The move came hours after civil rights groups had threatened to organise an ads boycott against YouTube.

YouTube had been the only remaining major social media platform not to have suspended Trump in some fashion.

The offending video was uploaded Tuesday and violated YouTube's policies on inciting violence, a spokesperson said, although the company did not share details of the video's contents. President Trump has been accused of instigating the violence after sharing videos on social media claiming that the election results were falsified.

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