Washington (AP) - Youtube has extended the ban on uploading new videos of the former US President Donald Trump for an indefinite period.

A YouTube spokesman announced that the channel would remain blocked for the time being because of “concerns about the continuing potential for violence”.

"Our teams remain vigilant and closely monitor every new development."

Older videos are still available on Trump's YouTube channel.

The ex-president cannot upload any new videos or live streams.

The comment function on the channel is deactivated.

The background is the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters on January 6th.


The Google video service began a week after the attack on Congress to prevent the then-incumbent president from uploading new content.

Last Thursday, the Google video service initially extended the ban on Trump for a week.

Previously, Twitter and Facebook, among others, had permanently blocked the respective accounts of the elected president.

Trump has almost 2.8 million subscribers on Youtube.

Youtube's guidelines state that an account can be suspended for a week after the first violation, and for two weeks after the second.

After a third violation, there is a risk of permanent closure of the channel.

Like Twitter, Youtube handed over the White House's official channel (“The White House”) to the new government on Wednesday after the inauguration of US President Joe Biden.

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