YouTube to Ban Videos Alleging Widespread Electoral Fraud


YouTube to Ban Videos, On Thursday, YouTube said it would begin to delete content that false allegations that the outcome of US elections was altered by the widespread voter fraud.

All new content, including President Donald Trump’s videos, is updated.

In the past, the company had marked possible misleading election videos by adding links to precise information.

YouTube said that “enough states have certified their election results to determine a president-elect”

Democrats have criticized YouTube for failing to take on the platform fake news and compliments.

On several occasions, Mr. Trump and senior Republicans have argued that the election is rigged”

The announcement follows a “safe harbor” date, which sets a date for states to confirm the presidential election results.

“Yesterday was the safe-harbor deadline for the US Presidential election and enough states have certified their election results to determine a President-elect,” YouTube said.

The move was also in line with its historical approach to the presidential elections in the United States.

Examples of videos it now deleted were uploads that said that an elected presidential candidate won the election because of broad software failures or errors in counting.

Reuters last month identified several YouTube channels that were making money from advertisements and memberships, exacerbating unfair charges of voting fraud.

YouTube said since September, it has taken 8,000 channels to upload “harmful and misleading election-related videos for violating our existing policies”

President Trump and many Republicans will be irritated at the latest move, many of whom already believe Big Tech is biassed by conservatives.

The focus is now on Twitter and Facebook to see if they will follow YouTube’s leadership and YouTube to Ban Videos.