YouTube Lengthens Current Suspension of Trump’s Channel

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Since this month’s insurrection, multiple media channels have suspended or banned President Trump from using their platforms. Certain sites indicated that Trump’s ban may end after the inauguration of Joe Biden; although, a week has passed since the 46th president was sworn into office and little has changed regarding bans against Trump.

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Virtually every site that prohibited Trump from using its services claimed that the 45th president violated their terms regarding incitement of violence. This goes back to the insurrection on Capitol Hill and the mountains of blame heaped on Trump afterward.

It appears as though big tech companies are looking to keep the 45th president permanently off their platforms. Breaking reports from Breitbart News confirm that YouTube has lengthened Trump’s current suspension from their service.

Why YouTube Extended the Suspension of Trump’s Channel

The former president’s YouTube suspension commenced on January 12 and there’s no sign of any forthcoming changes. In a statement from a YouTube spokesperson, the company announced that Trump’s channel will remain shut down because of “ongoing potential for violence.”

YouTube did not provide the merit or basis for the assertion that potential for violence remains ongoing. The media company did, however, confirm that they’re “closely monitoring” the situation and remaining vigilant, in the event of any new developments.

All in all, YouTube has consistently failed to provide a timeframe for exactly how long the 45th president’s suspension will last.

Another Communication Outlet for Trump

Amid online blacklisting from big tech, the former president has gotten creative in carving out additional communication outlets.

Earlier this week, news broke that Trump launched the Office of the Former President. This particular space will be used for the 45th president’s political involvement, advocacies, public statements, and more.

Trump may be out of the White House, but counting him out altogether would be a mistake. Per reports from the former president’s aides, he’ll be closely involved in the 2022 midterms. This means helping Republicans win back the House and Senate; Trump’s involvement will also involve backing GOP candidates who primary pro-impeachment Republicans.

In the 45th president’s departure speech from Joint Base Andrews one week ago, he promised the country to come back in one fashion or another.

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