YouTube on Friday said it banned the channel of Steve Bannon’s popular War Room podcast, after it repeatedly violated the Google-owned platform’s rules.
The ban came hours after the former White House chief strategist had Rudy Guiliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, on the program following the violent insurgency at the US Capitol earlier this week.
“In accordance with our strikes system, we have terminated Steve Bannon’s channel ‘War room’ and one associated channel for repeatedly violating our Community Guidelines,” a YouTube spokesman said in a statement. In addition to the War Room channel, YouTube said it took down another one associated with Bannon.
In a November episode of the show, Bannon had called for beheading Anthony Fauci, earning the channel its first strike. Days ago, YouTube said that false claims of election fraud would earn further strikes.
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