The basic Trump YouTube message was that God wants you to go out on January 20 and save America.

Citing potential for violence, YouTube bans uploads on Trump's page for a 'minimum of 7 days'. It’s his “first strike”, but in Calvinball, who knows whether three will really ban him from YouTube.

The crazy videos can be found on a mirrored site.  And the beatings will continue until morale improves:

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— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 13, 2021

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— YouTubeInsider (@YouTubeInsider) January 13, 2021

Why it matters: YouTube has been under pressure to take action after Twitter permanently suspended Trump's account and Facebook instituted a 2-week ban.

“After careful review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to the Donald J. Trump channel and issued a strike for violating our policies for inciting violence,” YouTube said in a statement to Axios. “As a result, in accordance with our long-standing strikes system, the channel is now prevented from uploading new videos or livestreams for a minimum of seven days—which may be extended.”

YouTube is also suspending comments throughout Trump's channel, citing the risk of violence. It has limited comments on other accounts in the past, but typically for child safety issues.

Between the lines: YouTube would not identify the offending video.

  • Several videos were uploaded to President Trump's YouTube account today, most from his visit to Texas, addressing issues ranging from the border wall to law enforcement to the events of last week.

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