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YouTube Now Removing Videos That Question a Biden Victory

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The censorship team at Google’s YouTube video service has recently announced they will begin removing content that questions Joe Biden as the “President-Elect” or that alleges election fraud.

The new censorship rules take effect on any video content posted on or after December 9th because, according to YouTube, enough states have certified their election results:

“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 US Presidential election.”

YouTube is also adding their signature “information panels” feature to videos that contain election-related content.

This feature became de rigueur on the platform shortly after the 2016 election’s crazed ‘Russia-gate’ conspiracy theory that was legitimized by mainstream media channels, and is now the default on virtually every piece of COVID-related video content posted.

The info panels link to Google’s “official” election resources, including The Associated Press and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) “Rumor Control” page.

Here’s a screenshot of how the new info panel looks underneath videos that are allowed to remain on YouTube – this one is from a local Atlanta news station, 11Alive:

Screenshot of how the new info panel will look underneath videos that are allowed to remain on YouTube – this one is from a local Atlanta news station, 11Alive.

It’s still unclear where the line will be drawn for election-related content that is either to be removed or allowed on YouTube.

One obvious clue is that the video service, and its owner, Google, will continue to favor only “authoritative news sources” and their channels as referenced in this latest announcement.

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