YouTube Bans Videos On Fraud Impacting 2020 Election Outcome

Eric Scheiner | December 9, 2020
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YouTube says it will no longer allow users to upload videos claiming that voter fraud led to the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“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,” You Tube announced Wednesday. “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. 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.”

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell took to Twitter to respond.


"Speech police at YouTube are now going to start removing content that alleges fraud in the 2020 election. Anyone remember YouTube removing content alleging Russia affected the outcome of the 2016 election?" Bozell tweeted Wednesday.

You have to admit, he’s got a point. 



MRCTV is a division of the Media Research Center.

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