YouTube CEO Says Trump Suspension to Last Until Violence Risk Decreases
By Sarah E. Needleman
YouTube's chief executive said the company still sees a risk of
violence in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot and that
it would only lift its suspension of former President Donald Trump
from the video-sharing platform once it determines "the risk of
violence has decreased."
U.S. Capitol police on Wednesday warned of a potential plot by
an identified militia group to breach the building.
Susan Wojcicki, CEO of the Alphabet Inc. unit, Thursday said,
"Given just the warnings by the Capitol Police yesterday about a
potential attack today, I think it's pretty clear that that
elevated violence risk still remains." She was speaking at a
virtual event hosted by the Atlantic Council, a nonpartisan think
YouTube suspended Mr. Trump on Jan. 12 for violating its
policies against content it believes could incite violence. The
company said at the time that the suspension would last at least
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