YouTube to remove videos suggesting “fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election”
What’s it to YouTube if people speculate, discuss, or perform armchair investigations?
YouTube announced Wednesday that it will remove content posted that “misleads people by alleging that widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.”
More from YouTube’s statement:
Yesterday was the safe harbor deadline for the U.S. Presidential election and enough states have certified their election results to determine a President-elect. Given that, we will start removing any piece of content uploaded today (or anytime after) that misleads people by alleging that widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, in line with our approach towards historical U.S. Presidential elections. For example, we will remove videos claiming that a Presidential candidate won the election due to widespread software glitches or counting errors. We will begin enforcing this policy today, and will ramp up in the weeks to come. As always, news coverage and commentary on these issues can remain on our site if there’s sufficient education, documentary, scientific or artistic context.
As we’ve discussed at length, social media giants are no longer platforms, they are publishers who have for some time now operated as the arbiters of reality and truth, while literally constructing alternate realities, by intentionally blacklisting a very specific set of content. It’s horrifying, truly.
What’s it to YouTube if people speculate, discuss, or perform armchair investigations? Particularly in a midst of a complete media blackout (i.e. Hunter Biden, Trump Russia Hoax nonsense) of claims of fraud by a media who is completely untrustworthy. Can we not trust the public to figure this out for themselves? Apparently not.
As I’ve said since the election, you cannot gaslight 73 million people into believing what they witnessed did not happen, neither can you expect 73 million people, who are tired of being bullied by increasingly brazenly hypocritical local and state governments, to accept this nonsense wholesale and without retribution of some kind.
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) December 9, 2020
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