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

  • YouTube on Friday reversed its misinformation policy regarding content about elections and will now permit content that questions the veracity of the 2020 presidential election results, according to the company’s website.
  • YouTube’s parent company Google until now had a policy that prohibits content “advancing false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches occurred in certain past elections to determine heads of government.”
  • YouTube wrote in December 2020 that it would remove content that “misleads people by alleging that widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.”
  • The platform will now “stop removing” such content about the 2020 election, per its website.
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