"The 2020 U.S. Presidential election is now a “past election” under our policies."
"...we remove content that misleads people by alleging that widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election uploaded on or after December 9."
" We will begin issuing strikes for new content uploaded after Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021."
YouTube has determined that mere allegations of things like errors in the biggest, most mail-focused election in US history are sufficient to have channels struck. What does that mean for content creators, the platform, historians, and US election criticism?
Let's dive in.
We're told that democracy dies in darkness...in Virtual Legality.
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Discussed in this episode:
"Yesterday was the Safe Harbor deadline..."
Tweet - December 9, 2020 - TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube)
"Spam, deceptive practices, & scams policies"
YouTube Help Page
"Supporting the 2020 U.S. election"
YouTube Blog - December 9, 2020
"Meeting and vote of electors"
3 USC 7
"Joe Biden won 3 of every 4 mail ballots in Pennsylvania. Trump won 2 of 3 votes cast in person. What does that mean for the future?"
Philadelphia Inquirer - November 20, 2020
"Error and Fraud at Issue as Absentee Voting Rises"
New York Times - October 6, 2012
"Trump Sues in Michigan: Let's Look at the Complaint (VL352)"
YouTube Video - November 4, 2020 - Hoeg Law
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