Tag Archive for ‘Election’

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.

➝ Source: blog.youtube

Moving Forward Together ➝

Tim Cook, in a memo to employees following the election:

While there is discussion today about uncertainties ahead, you can be confident that Apple’s North Star hasn’t changed. Our products connect people everywhere, and they provide the tools for our customers to do great things to improve their lives and the world at large. Our company is open to all, and we celebrate the diversity of our team here in the United States and around the world — regardless of what they look like, where they come from, how they worship or who they love.

As a rule, I don’t cover politics here on Initial Charge. But I thought this memo was worth breaking the rules for.