YouTube extends ban on Donald Trump’s channel
On Tuesday, YouTube said it was extending ban on Donald Trump’s channel for one week. The ban will restrict Trump from uploading videos or live-streaming from his channel. Trump was banned for violating YouTube’s policy against inciting violence after the attack on U.S. Capitol by his supporters on January 6.
Youtube said it extended the ban “in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence.” The concerns are high as Joe Biden is supposed to to take office and Trump bid farewell to the White House.
Earlier, Trump denigrate the shutting down of the Presidential debate. He said “In America we don’t insist on absolute conformity or enforce rigid orthodoxies and punitive speech codes, we just don’t do that.”
Several activists have threatened to boycott YouTube advertising if it does not ban Trump indefinitely like Twitter and Facebook.