YOUTUBE JOINS TWITTER, FACEBOOK IN TAKING DOWN TRUMP'S ACCOUNT

YouTube, citing "the ongoing potential for violence," has temporarily suspended President Trump's account for at least a week.

The social media platform is the latest to take action against Trump following a riot at the U.S. Capitol last week organized by the president's supporters. The attack forced lawmakers into hiding and resulted in the deaths of five people, including an officer of the Capitol Police.

As the nation prepares for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week, law enforcement officials have said there are credible threats of more acts of violence from supporters of Trump.

The suspension of Trump's channel came after comments the president made at a news conference on Tuesday that streamed on the platform.

"People thought that what I said was totally appropriate," Trump said Tuesday. He took no responsibility for inciting the unrest.

 

Source: NPR