YouTube Announces Censorship of All New Content That Claims Fraud in the Presidential Election
Dec. 10, 2020 (EIRNS)—It would appear that YouTube has already rendered its verdict on the historic case taking shape before the U.S. Supreme Court, with dozens of amici briefs being filed on both sides, including one by President Donald Trump himself which argues that the country is profoundly divided and that the Court must ensure the legitimacy of the Nov. 3 election by taking up the charges and extensive evidence of fraud.
Anything uploaded from Wednesday, Dec. 9 on, will be deleted if it questions the outcome of the 2020 Presidential election, YouTube announced. “Yesterday [Dec. 8] was the safe harbor deadline for the U.S. Presidential election and enough states have certified their election results to determine a President-elect,” the company arrogantly proclaimed.
“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.... 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.”
Presumably that means that if the Supreme Court hears the case and finds in favor of President Trump, their decision will be censored from YouTube. Or maybe YouTube would only permit videos about the minority, dissenting opinion, in that case.
RT news network did not miss the irony in all of this:
“Though the U.S. Supreme Court is yet to have its final say on the matter, YouTube has announced it will now remove ‘any piece of content’ claiming that the outcome of last month’s presidential election was fraudulent.... President Donald Trump is still counting on a major Supreme Court lawsuit to overturn Joe Biden’s win, but to YouTube, the outcome is set in stone and dissent will no longer be allowed.... Regardless of the suit’s outcome, pundits and commentators were outraged by the Google-owned company’s explicit censorship.”