YouTube to lift Trump’s censorship as risk of violence in US decreases

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YouTube to lift Trump's censorship as risk of violence in US decreases

The YouTube channel of former President of the United States Donald Trump will be restored when the risk of violence and incitement to it diminish, according to the executive director of the platform, Susan Wojcicki.

“There is still a high risk of violence,” he said, to indicate that the tycoon’s profile will be unlocked in accordance with current YouTube policies, which, in turn, will be based on a set of indicators to assess the level of violence reports CNN.

Specifically, Wojcicki has stressed that the former president’s account will also continue to be suspended due to concerns this week about possible new attacks on the Capitol, after the Police alerted about a “possible plot” by a group of militias to assault the building this Thursday.

When the channel is restored, its content will have to be subject to the platform’s policies, and in the event that Trump violates the rules again, his profile will be removed again, the executive director recalled.

Account suspension

The assault on the Capitol by dozens of supporters of Donald Trump and the lukewarm position adopted by the president on the matter caused the big technology companies that have the largest social networks on the planet to come together to censor and silence him for “incitement to violence.”

Facebook justified blocking his account by assuring that “the risks of allowing the president to continue using the service are simply too great.” “Therefore, we are extending the blocking of their Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is completed,” said the social network.

Twitter terminated his account after the president posted a video asking his followers to return home, but insisted the presidential election was fraudulent. In addition, the social network has threatened to suspend him permanently: “It is a violation of Twitter rules, including our civic integrity policies or violent threats, will lead to the permanent suspension” of the president’s account.

Well, then YouTube did. The video social network par excellence suspended Donald Trump’s channel because one of the videos he has published would incite violence. Of course, he did not give more details about it and the content to which they refer was unknown.

“After careful review and in light of concerns about the potential for violence, we have removed new content posted on Trump’s channel and issued a ‘strike’ for violation of our policies on incitement to violence,” he said.

The American company justified its decision on the CNN television network. YouTube says it suspends the account for a week and that after that period it will review its decision. It has also confirmed the elimination of the aforementioned video.

He also stressed that he will prohibit commenting on the videos posted on Trump’s account and added that he has also removed content from the White House account for violations of YouTube policies.

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