YouTube has suspended Rudy Giuliani — former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney — for the second time in two months for falsely claiming the 2020 election was stolen.
The former Big Apple mayor, who led Trump’s efforts to overturn November’s results, will not be allowed to upload new videos for two weeks, Bloomberg News reported.
The video-sharing giant also cited Giuliani’s promotion of nicotine for the suspension.
“We removed content from the Rudy W. Giuliani channel for violating our sale of regulated goods policy, which prohibits content facilitating the use of nicotine, and our presidential election integrity policy,” a YouTube rep told Bloomberg in a statement.
“Additionally, in accordance with our long standing strikes system, we issued a strike against the Rudy W. Giuliani channel, which temporarily restricts uploading or live-streaming,” the spokesperson added.
YouTube revokes a user’s uploading privileges for two weeks if they violate its content policies for the second time within a 90-day period, according to the report.
If Giuliani violates the site’s rules a third time in the same period, his channel will be permanently shut down, Bloomberg reported.
In January, Giuliani, 76, was suspended from YouTube’s Partner Program for at least 30 days, barring him from cashing in on revenue from ads that run on his videos. He was also blocked from uploading videos for one week.
YouTube accused Giuliani at the time of repeatedly violating its policies by pushing claims of voter fraud in the election.
Giuliani’s channel, which has more than 580,000 subscribers, included videos titled “American Votes Tallied in Foreign Countries” and “68% ERROR Rate In Votes PROVES Intentional Fraud.”
The former mayor has also been hit with a $1.3 billion lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems for claiming the voting machine company rigged the presidential election.