Another social media platform has temporarily or permanently blocked the President from posting.
Google announced late Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s YouTube page has been temporarily suspended, joining Twitter and Facebook. Last week both platforms announced they have banned Trump from using their platforms.
Google said that Trump’s account was issued a strike on Tuesday, and that he will be prohibited from uploading new content for at least seven days.
“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,” Google said. “Given the ongoing concerns about violence, we will also be indefinitely disabling comments on President Trump’s channel, as we’ve done to other channels where there are safety concerns found in the comments section.”
The ban to Trump’s YouTube page comes amid pressure from civil rights groups to take down the page.
“We join in with our coalition partners and ask that YouTube act decisively to help stop the spread of hate by shutting Trump’s account down,” said the NAACP in a statement to Reuters on Tuesday.
The announcement comes as officials are expressing concerns that attacks are being plotted throughout the US this weekend at local and state government buildings.