Youtube Erases Videos With Misleading Statements About US Elections

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For example, we will remove videos claiming that a presidential candidate won the election due to widespread bugs in the software or errors in the counting of votes, Google’s video platform announced Wednesday.

 

President Donald Trump and his supporters say without proof that Trump lost to his opponent Joe Biden through massive electoral fraud.

Until now, YouTube has only deleted videos that are in clear violation of the platform’s guidelines. They prohibit spam, deception, coordinated influence and any content that incites violence.

In a few cases, “controversial views on the outcome or vote count were allowed in an ongoing electoral process because the election officials were still working on the final count.”

Now that the ‘safe harbour deadline’ has passed, enough US states have confirmed their election results, it says in a Google blog.

“In this background, we will begin to remove any content that is misleading people with claims that widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 United States presidential election.”

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