“Given concerns about the current potential for violence, the Donald J. Trump channel will remain on hold,” YouTube spokeswoman Ivy Choi said in a statement. “Our teams remain vigilant and closely follow any new development.”
YouTube has separately said it will temporarily ban Giuliani from participating in a program that would allow him to make money with his channel due to repeated violations of its policy against false allegations of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. , according to a spokesperson. Giuliani can reapply for the program after 30 days if the issues with his account have been resolved, the spokesperson said.
The impact: Trump has now been permanently kicked from Twitter, his signature platform, and faces indefinite suspensions from Facebook and YouTube, cutting him off from three of the most powerful means of communication online.
The action against Giuliani temporarily cuts off an important source of income for the former president’s personal lawyer.