YouTube initially said it was giving Trump his first of three strikes before it would permanently ban him from the site under its content policies, suspending him for a minimum of one week. It extended that suspension last Tuesday for at least another week. But the company offered no timetable for the latest extension, making his suspension effectively indefinite.
“In light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, the Donald J. Trump channel will remain suspended. Our teams are staying vigilant and closely monitoring for any new developments,” YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi said in a statement.
Earlier, the administration of YouTube officially suspended the channel of U.S. President Donald Trump for at least a week.
The service reported that Trump's account was blocked due to violations of company policy amid fears of additional violence after the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The Google-owned video-sharing service warned that these actions would count as an initial strike against Trump’s account.
“After review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to Donald J. Trump’s channel for violating our policies. It now has its 1st strike & is temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a *minimum* of 7 days,” the statement said.