The video sharing service YouTube is the latest tech company to suspend the President’s use of their platform. On Tuesday evening, the video sharing service announced that it would lock the channel for at least seven days after it removed videos it said violated its policies and could incite violence.
Youtube’s move comes on the heels of Facebook and Twitter’s decision to shut off the President’s accounts. Facebook says its suspension is indefinite while Twitter says he is forever banned from its platform. Shares of Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet (Google which owns YouTube) all traded lower in yesterday’s session.
Though some users are praising the social media giants for their “deplatforming” of the President, a growing number of free speech advocates are questioning the increased power big tech is having over our society. I tackle these issues in today’s podcast. Please listen and subscribe below for free today.