YouTube refused to remove a video claiming Donald Trump won the US presidential election. The Google-owned music platform said the video does not violate any of its policies and thus let the video remain on its platform.
The video was released by the pro-Trump One American New Network declared Trump as the winner. The video was titled “Trump Won. MSM hopes you don’t believe your eyes. ”YouTube said the video violates advertising guidelines but does not violate its content policies. However, YouTube has removed all ads from the video, Verge reports.
“Our Community Guidelines prohibit content that misleads viewers about voting, for example, content that aims to mislead voters about the time, place, means or eligibility requirements for voting, or false claims that could materially discourage voting, “a YouTube spokesperson said Tech Crunch.
“The content in this video does not reach that level. All search results and videos about this election, including this video, are displayed in an information panel which notes that the election results may not be final and we continue to feature authoritative content in the search results and in recommendations. We also remove ads from videos that contain blatantly false content about election results, like this video. We will continue to be vigilant in the post-election period, “he added.
YouTube, however, reported that it had stopped several live streams related to US election because it violated its spam policies.
YouTube’s handling of disinformation is distinctly different from that of Twitter is Facebook. While Twitter has tagged almost all of Donald Trump’s misleading posts, Facebook he subtly informed followers that the election results have not yet been published. He added notifications under the post that directs users to his election information center.
Alleged election theft, Trump agreed Twitter and wrote, “We’re up BIG, but they’re trying to STEAL the election. We will never let them do that. Votes cannot be cast after polls close! “
Twitter added a badge above the tweet that reads “some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and could be misleading about an election or other civic trial.” This means that the Tweet would not be visible and users will have to click on the warning box to view the tweet
“As votes are still being counted across the country, our teams continue to take action against tweets that prematurely claim victory or contain misleading information about elections in general,” Twitter he had said in New York days.
YouTube refused to remove a video claiming Donald Trump won the US presidential election.
- YouTube refused to remove a video claiming Donald Trump won the US presidential election.
- YouTube said the video does not violate any of its policies.
- YouTube’s handling of disinformation is distinctly different from that of Twitter is Facebook.