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YouTube temporarily bars uploading of new content on Trump's channel

YouTube temporarily bars uploading of new content on Trump's channel
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YouTube said on Tuesday night it was barring new content from being posted on President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE's channel for at least a week over a violation of its policies, the latest move by a social media giant to crack down on the president following last week's Capitol Hill riot.

"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," YouTube said in a statement on Twitter.

"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."

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The decision comes days after Twitter banned Trump from its platform completely, a stunning move that drew the ire of conservatives in the U.S., as well as criticism from around the world.

YouTube did not specify the nature of the content that prompted Tuesday's action. According to CNN Business, it concerned a video that promoted violence. 

The video-sharing website had recently pulled former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon's "War Room" podcast from its platform, citing noncompliance with its guidelines.

The recent actions from social media companies follow in the wake of a deadly riot at the Capitol last week that has been blamed on Trump by members of both parties.