YouTube Reverses Misinformation Policy, Allows Claims About 2020 Election On Platform

YouTube on Friday rescinded its misinformation policy on election-related content, allowing content that questions the veracity of the 2020 presidential election results, according to the company’s website.

Google, the parent company of YouTube, policy YouTube prohibits content that “promotes false allegations that widespread fraud, error or glitches have occurred in specific past elections for the leadership of government.” I have written In December 2020, it announced it would remove content that “misleads people by claiming that widespread fraud and error changed the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election.” Going forward, the platform plans to “stop removing” such content about the 2020 election. Around that website. (Related: YouTube says it will crack down on abortion-related ‘misinformation’)

“In the current environment, removing this content will suppress some misinformation, but it will suppress political discourse without significantly reducing the risk of violence or other real-world harm. We found that it could have the unintended effect of Furthermore, “the ability to openly discuss political ideas, even controversial or counter-evidence-based, is at the core of a functioning democratic society, especially in the midst of an election season.” added.

According to Google’s policy, users will be warned for each violation after their first policy violation, with accounts banned after three warnings. A YouTube spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation that past content that violated its policies or accounts removed for four or more violations will not be reinstated.

The spokesperson also told the DCNF that the company “will share more details about our approach to the 2024 elections in the coming months.”

All content produced by the Daily Caller News Foundation, an independent, non-partisan news distribution service, is available free of charge to legitimate news publishers capable of serving large audiences. All reissues must include our company logo, press byline, and DCNF affiliation. If you have any questions about our guidelines or partnering with us, please contact us at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *