Youtube changes policy to allow false claims about past U.S. presidential elections

Youtube has decided to stop removing content that falsely claims the 2020 election or other U.S. presidential elections were fraudulent or marred with “fraud, errors, or glitches.” The decision is a major reversal for the google owned video service, which began a policy of removing new posts that falsely claimed widespread voter fraud or errors changed the outcome one month after the last presidential election. In a recent blog post, Youtube representatives claimed the policy change is an attempt to protect users ability to, “openly debate political ideas, even those that are controversial or based on disproven assumptions.”

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