US election: YouTube to ban videos alleging widespread voter fraud

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10th December, 2020 11:10:24 printer

US election: YouTube to ban videos alleging widespread voter fraud

YouTube said on Wednesday it would start removing content that falsely alleges that widespread voter fraud changed the result of the US election.

The update applies to all new content, including videos from President Donald Trump, BBC reported.

The company had previously labelled potentially misleading election videos, adding links to accurate information.

YouTube said "enough states have certified their election results to determine a president-elect".

Democrats have criticised YouTube for not doing enough to take down fake news and conspiracy theories on the platform.

Trump and senior Republicans have repeatedly made unsubstantiated claims that the election was "rigged".

Trump's lawyers have failed to provide evidence of this.

The announcement comes after a "safe harbour" deadline - which sets a date by which states need to certify the results of the presidential election.

The focus now moves to Twitter and Facebook as to whether they will follow YouTube's lead, BBC reported.


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