World news – YouTube cites violence concerns as Trump bans new content from being posted


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The YouTube video streaming service suspended President Trump’s account Tuesday night, days after other major tech platforms responded to a deadly riot at the Capitol by banning the President. On Twitter Inc.
YouTube said the president couldn’t upload any new content for at least seven days. The suspension came in response to new content uploaded to Trump’s account « and amid concerns about the continuing potential for violence, » YouTube said. Facebook Inc.
banned the president until at least the end of his term in office within 24 hours of the Trump supporters attempted riot in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, and other services followed suit. YouTube captured a video the president posted on multiple services expressing his love for the attackers, but on Tuesday it said the final removal was Trump’s « first strike ». YouTube would not disclose the type of video that caused the suspension on Tuesday at the request of CNN. The company said commenting on the president’s videos is also disabled.

Romney has voiced his anger over the invasion of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters on Wednesday, many of whom were violent. After voting for removal last year, he’s the favorite to do it again, along with at least a handful of other Republicans publicly.

Jeremy Owens is MarketWatch’s technology editor and office manager in San Francisco. You can follow him on Twitter @ jowens510.



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