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YouTube Shuts Down President Trump's Channel Over Concerns Of Potential Violence

SAN BRUNO (KPIX) - Add YouTube to the growing list of online social media outlets that have suspended President Donald Trump.

The San Bruno-based video-sharing website is the latest platform to ban President Trump.

YouTube announced Wednesday night it was shutting down Donald J. Trump's official channel for at least a week, citing ongoing concerns about potential violence.

Google is the parent company of YouTube.

After the deadly January 6 attack on Capitol Hill as Congress met to tally each state's electoral votes and confirm President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-president elect Kamala Harris as the winners, other platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Google have announced similar bans on President Trump's accounts.

YouTube posted a series of Tweets Tuesday night explaining the move, saying "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."

The shutdown is for a minimum of 7 days. YouTube disabled comments on the President's channel indefinitely.

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