We all thought we were seeing peak censorship in the run-up to the 2020 election, but for YouTube it looks like they were just getting started.
YouTube put out a statement regarding a new policy that says they will remove any new video that alleges widespread fraud changed the outcome of the 2020 election.
You can read their statement posted by the official YouTube Twitter account.
1/ Our goal this election was to connect people to authoritative info, limit harmful misinfo & remove violative content. Subsequently, authoritative news was widely watched & recommended, and since Sept, we removed 8K+ channels for violating our policies. https://t.co/3It2xphe70
— YouTubeInsider (@YouTubeInsider) December 9, 2020
But what makes this move one of the most overt and reality-manipulating censorship policies in Google’s history is the fact that the debate over widespread election fraud could be in front of the Supreme Court within days.
So how can YouTube justify calling reports of widespread election fraud “misinformation” when that very discussion is likely to take place within the Supreme Court?
This is clearly far beyond a simple terms of service agreement and has drifted without question into the territory of YouTube promoting a fake and alternate reality.
We all know such moves by big tech companies are nothing new. However, this does cross a line. With previous attempts at censorship it could at least be argued that there was some room for debate. Things such as Hunter Biden’s laptop story, which there was a ton of evidence for, could still be argued was not 100% confirmed. We all know that’s not why Twitter and other tech companies blocked the story, but at least the argument could be made.
But now with the new YouTube policy, they are attempting to manipulate reality and ignore the fact that widespread fraud during the election was so brazen it must now be argued in front of the Supreme Court.
So is YouTube’s position that the Supreme Court takes up frivolous and false lawsuits? Because that’s the only way they can justify these changes to their policy if the Supreme Court ultimately decides to hear these claims.
YouTube did attempt to justify their decision by stating that this only applies to new videos. Their reasoning is that now that the “safe harbor” date has passed, they claim that Joe Biden is the official president-elect.
However, this completely disregards a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas and supported by 17 other states that alleges widespread fraud in Georgia and elsewhere that swayed the election. Such a lawsuit can’t be ignored and the fact that the Supreme Court will likely hear the case makes it impossible to dismiss as “misinformation”.
So the truth is without question that the election results are still very much undecided, and the reason is allegations of widespread fraud. To deny people from discussing this topic is nothing less than reality manipulation similar to what was seen in the old Soviet Union.
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