Youtube Suspends Trump, Accuses Him of Violating Its Policies

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"Google’s Youtube has removed new content from President Donald Trump’s account and suspended his channel for at least one week, saying that the channel violated its policies.

“After careful review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to the Donald J. Trump channel and issued a strike for violating our policies for inciting violence,” a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement to The Epoch Times.

“As a result, in accordance with our long-standing strikes system, the channel is now prevented from uploading new videos or livestreams for a minimum of seven days—which may be extended. We are also indefinitely disabling comments under videos on the channel, we’ve taken similar actions in the past for other cases involving safety concerns.”

Google did not have any further comment when asked about what aspects of the new content on Trump’s channel it deemed as having violated its policies.

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Earlier in the day, a video showing Trump’s Tuesday speech in Alamo, Texas was visible on his Youtube channel. As of midnight ET, the video is no longer available on the channel. In the speech, Trump praised that 450 miles of border wall have been constructed.

“Free speech is under assault like never before,” he also said. “The 25th Amendment is of zero risk to me but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration. As the expression goes: Be careful what you wish for.”

“The impeachment hoax is a continuation of the greatest and most vicious witch hunt in the history of our country, and it is causing tremendous anger and division and pain—far greater than most people will ever understand, which is very dangerous for the USA, especially at this very tender time,” he continued.

Trump later said, “Now is the time for our nation to heal, and it’s time for peace and for calm. Respect for law enforcement and the great people within law enforcement—so many are here—is the foundation of the MAGA agenda.”

“And we’re a nation of law, and we’re a nation of order. That is why we’re here today, to talk about what we must do to uphold the rule of law in America and how we must continue to support our law enforcement heroes, which is exactly what you are.”

Youtube is the latest big tech platform to have taken action against content posted by Trump. Last week, Twitter first placed restrictions on a video the president posted, before temporarily suspending his account, an action followed closely by Facebook.

Twitter two days later permanently suspended Trump’s account over two Twitter posts it cited as having violated its policies."
SOURCE URL: https://www.theepochtimes.com/googles-youtube-suspends-trump-accuses-him-of-violating-its-policies_3654625.html


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  • Posted by $ jbrenner 5 days, 13 hours ago
    I am altering the deal. Pray that I do not alter it any further. - Darth Vader
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    • Posted by 5 days, 12 hours ago
      Very pertinent quote, jb. 👍
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      • Posted by $ jbrenner 5 days, 12 hours ago
        I have been playing a lot of Star Wars music lately. I feel like "rebel scum" being squelched by the Empire. I know Ayn Rand would not approve of The Force, but I wonder what she would have thought of the music. When I read about Halley's Concertos, my mind thinks of Star Wars music as best exemplifying the style of music she would have liked.
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        • Posted by 5 days, 12 hours ago
          Parts are very inspiring as they were written to be, the award ceremony music at the end of episode 4 (1st movie) as an example.
          The 'darker' passages are suitably depressing, too. It is a very well written score.
          The rebels today need a 'force', a weapon that the empire can't defend against, too.
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  • Posted by $ jbrenner 5 days, 13 hours ago
    Try Rumble.com instead of YouTube, at least until Google does to Rumble what Amazon et al. just did to Parler.
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    • Posted by 5 days, 12 hours ago
      I keep trying it and the response time is pathetic when you want to skip ahead in the video (because the video makers are not getting to the point or are offering services I do not care about.)
      I do hope they get their servers working better soon. I have no use for the godgle alternative.
      Rumble has filed a suit against Godgle for unfair practices in their search engine.
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      • Posted by $ jbrenner 5 days, 12 hours ago
        Rumble was better a month ago, but they are going through significant growing pains right now. The number of extra servers that they are buying is enormous.
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  • Posted by $ Markus_Katabri 5 days, 16 hours ago
    Time to leave YouTube.
    My life is just getting simpler and simpler. What will I do with all this extra time?
    Remember life before Social Media?
    Pepperidge Farm remembers.
    I’m waiting for the headline “Trump coughs excessively! It’s seen as a racial slur towards people with weakened immunity to the RACIST coronavirus. Also probably a Q sign inciting violence. The Emergency Broadcast System has BANNED him as a result.”
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 5 days, 17 hours ago
    I thought the 'unfriend' button took care of Facebook patrons' dislikes. Where were they when a lady attacked my lovely daughter in law with the 'F" word? They didn't 'suspend' that evil person.
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