Tell YouTube to Ban Trump Permanently
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has said that Donald Trump would be allowed to return to the video platform when “the risk of violence decreases.”1
The problem is, every time Trump is given an audience, the risk of violence rises exponentially.
For years Trump’s rhetoric has put all of us — but particularly Black and Brown people, Muslims and other vulnerable communities — in danger. His speech launching his 2016 presidential campaign dehumanized immigrants and Mexicans, he attacked people of color throughout his presidency and from the start of the pandemic he repeatedly misnamed COVID-19 the “Chinese virus”.
When Trump opens his mouth, the risk of real-world violence goes up. Look no further than the Jan. 6 white-supremacist insurrection at the Capitol, which he incited.
Tell YouTube: Restoring Trump’s account increases the risk of violence. Permanently ban Trump now.
1. "YouTube CEO: Trump to Be Reinstated Once 'Risk of Violence' Passes," Politico, March 4, 2021