YouTube, the Google-owned video platform, said it would escalate efforts to crack down on “election misinformation” amid an unprecedented campaign of censorship against President Trump from other Silicon Valley companies.
All YouTube channels that Google deems to violate its policy, including President Trump’s will receive a strike that temporarily prevents them from uploading new videos.
In a series of tweets, the official YouTube Twitter account said it was escalating its policy due to the “disturbing events that transpired yesterday.”
Due to the disturbing events that transpired yesterday, and given that the election results have now been certified, starting today *any* channels posting new videos with false claims in violation of our policies will now receive a strike.
Over the last month, we’ve removed thousands of videos which spread misinformation claiming widespread voter fraud changed the result of the 2020 election, including several videos President Trump posted to