YouTube Will Remove Videos Alleging Voter Fraud Changed Election Outcome ➝

From YouTube’s weblog:

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.

Setting aside any of the existing litigation and accusations of fraud in this year’s election, imagine if you were an official with first-hand knowledge and evidence of widespread voter fraud. YouTube wouldn’t let you share that information on their platform. That feels absurd to me.

When did it become cool to favor limitations and restrictions on speech? I feel like ten years ago, we would be collectively outraged over this.

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