Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube.
Michael Newberg | CNBC
YouTube is outstretching President Donald Trump’s channel suspension for a week longer than its previous temporary suspension.
The Google-owned firm confirmed to CNBC the extension Tuesday, citing a potential for ongoing violence. Donald Trump’s YouTube account has 2.79 million subscribers and, quondam to the suspension, typically posted several videos a day from him and from right-wing media stations.
The company is also contemporary to continue banning comments from showing on videos posted within his channel. The temporary suspension means Trump’s account and abiding videos will remain accessible but he won’t be able to upload new content for a minimum of seven more days.
Last week, Google debarred Trump’s YouTube account and formally warned the White House about its use of the world’s largest video platform after the ghastly violence at the U.S. Capitol by some Trump supporters in early January. The company normally has a three-strike rule and the first devise results in a temporary account suspension.
The extension comes ahead of Inauguration Day, where the U.S. will transition power to the next president, Joe Biden. Countrywide, law enforcement and sexual media companies alike have been bracing for potential further organized violence.
YouTube enacted Trump’s triumph strike after he and The White House account uploaded a video during the Jan. 6th insurrection that featured him doubling down on manufactured allegations of a stolen election. YouTube said it violated policies that prohibit content for inciting violence.
In a new video legged Tuesday afternoon titled “Farewell Address of President Donald J. Trump,” Trump appeared to get around his upload ban by affix it from The White House’s YouTube channel, which has fewer subscribers but is still active.
The company has historically captivated a more hands-off approach than competitors when it comes to content moderation. By the time YouTube gave Trump its principal strike, Twitter and Facebook had already banned Trump indefinitely.