YouTube bans Trump's account for at least one week

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The bans follow violent unrest in the USA last week which left five people dead.

New York Times reporter Davey Alba tweeted earlier about a video that has since been removed, where Trump said things like "there is always a countermove" and "our journey is just beginning". Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights.

Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday temporarily suspended President Donald Trump's channel and removed a video for violating its policy against inciting violence, joining other social media platforms in banning his accounts after last week's Capitol riot.

"It now has its 1st strike & is temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a *minimum* of 7 days", the statement read. The company said it has also disabled comments under videos on the channel indefinitely.

YouTube will go the extra mile to disable the comments section under videos on Trump's YouTube channel.

Trump's YouTube channel has 2.77 million subscribers. Google and Apple have removed the app Parler for failing to regulate content.

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Christiana Riley, head of Deutsche Bank's U.S. division, called the violent siege on the Capital "a dark day for America and our democracy" in a post on LinkedIn last week.

In a statement the bank said: "To witness a rioter sitting in the presiding chair of the U.S. Senate and our elected representatives being told to seek cover under their seats is appalling and an insult to the Republic".

Analysts are now pointing out Mr Trump is running out of options if he wants to engage with his supporters digitally.

Twitter was Trump's preferred channel for amplifying attacks on his rivals, spreading conspiracies and provoking other nations during his four years in power.

Reddit banned the r/DonaldTrump forum - known as a "subreddit" - last week.

The White House is discussing the idea of having President Donald Trump make remarks on camera on Monday about Big Tech platforms that took steps in recent days to limit his social media reach, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Twitter reported said that tweet "is being interpreted as further indication that President Trump does not plan to facilitate an "orderly transition".

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