A recent video on Trump’s channel sparked violence, YouTube told CNN Business. This video has already been removed.
YouTube declined to share details about the video that won Trump’s strike, but said it would reconsider the decision after a week of waiting.
So far, YouTube has been the only major social media platform left that hasn’t stopped Trump in any way. Facebook has suspended Trump’s account indefinitely, while Twitter has banned Trump altogether.
“After a careful review and in light of concerns about the continuing potential for violence, we have removed new content uploaded to Donald J.’s channel. “Trump, and we went on strike to violate our policies to incite violence,” a YouTube spokesman said in a statement. “As a result, according to our long-running strike system, the channel no longer has access to upload new videos or live streams for a minimum of seven days – which can be extended.”
YouTube also said it would take an additional step to disable comments under videos on Trump’s channel.
According to YouTube’s rules, winning a second strike will result in a two-week suspension, and three strikes will result in a permanent ban.