Inside Edition
Inside Edition 13 Jan 2021

YouTube Suspends President Trump's Channel


It will be at least a week before President Donald Trump is able to post another YouTube video. The video sharing platform is the latest social network to suspend the 45th President's account. YouTube has deleted recent videos and says no new content can be added to Trump's channel for a minimum of 7 days "in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence." Comments on the President's videos will be disabled "indefinitely."

Twitter has permanently suspended President Trump's personal account. The social media giant cited the risk of further incitement of violence as the reason behind its decision. The move follows Wednesday's deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol. The president has been accused of setting the violence in motion with tweets and his speech encouraging his supporters to march to the Capitol. CBSN technology reporter Dan Patterson joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss.
YouTube said it was suspending President Trump's channel for at least a week amid concerns over "ongoing potential for violence."

VP Mike Pence touted President Trump's leadership during a roundtable discussion on the COVID-19 vaccine and Operation Warp Speed on Thursday.

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