YouTube Bans Trump’s CPAC Speech

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Video sharing platform YouTube has banned Trump’s 2021 speech from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). According to a YouTube spokeswoman, the speech is banned from the platform unless users add “countervailing viewpoints” to Trump’s claims that widespread voter fraud interfered in the election.

According to The Daily Wire:

The Daily Wire reached out to YouTube on Friday about the unavailability of the full speech, specifically asking why the outlet Right Side Broadcasting Network had their video of Trump’s full speech removed from the platform, as well as hit with a two-week suspension.

YouTube spokeswoman Ivy Choi told The Daily Wire that the video violated their “presidential election integrity policy,” which was implemented on December 9.

“We enforce our Community Guidelines consistently, regardless of speaker or political leaning,” Choi told The Daily Wire. “In accordance with our established presidential election integrity policy, which prohibits content uploaded after the safe harbor deadline claiming widespread fraud changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, we removed this video from Right Side Broadcasting Network. Content featuring footage from CPAC 2021 that does not violate our policies or contains sufficient educational, documentary, scientific and artistic context remains on YouTube.”

Google Support details the implementation of the new policy, which removes any content uploaded on or after Dec. 9 that suggests any past U.S. presidential election was fraudulent.

Keep in mind YouTube is only regulating videos regarding election claims in the U.S. Leaders from other nations are able to post at free will without the risk of censorship.

You can still find Trump’s full 2020 CPAC speech on YouTube. However, Trump is still banned from the website.



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