YouTube has tried to use its platform to help stop the spread of false information. After the January 6th insurrection, YouTube joined other media giants in blocking Donald Trump.
This week, the video sharing giant extended its suspension of the former president’s channel indefinitely, while also slapping new restrictions on Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani’s ability to make money off the platform.
As POLITICO reports, “The Google-owned company announced that for the second time in two weeks, it would extend restrictions that block Trump from posting on the platform.”
“In light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, the Donald J. Trump channel will remain suspended,” YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi said in a statement. “Our teams are staying vigilant and closely monitoring for any new developments.”
Giuliani is also receiving backlash from YouTube.
According to the report, “YouTube separately said it will temporarily bar Giuliani from participating in a program that allows him to make money off his channel due to repeated violations of its policies against making false claims about widespread voter fraud in the 2020 elections, according to a spokesperson.”