YouTube is beginning to remove content that contains inaccurate information and allegations of fraud in the last U.S. presidential election, the company said.
According to the video hosting, since September, the company has removed more than eight thousand channels and thousands of video publications that disseminate “inaccurate information about the past elections” or otherwise violate the company’s voting policy.
“We will begin to remove any content downloaded today or later that could mislead people by claiming fraud or mistakes that changed the outcome of the 2020 presidential election,” the company said.
It is explained that on the eve of Tuesday “enough states” completed the certification of the election results, confirming the victory of Democrat Joe Biden.
YouTube is not the first Internet platform to use such a practice. In particular, Twitter and Facebook mark Trump’s statements about election fraud as misinformation or controversial content. The president accuses them of censoring and attempting to influence politics.
According to preliminary results, Biden won the presidential election, but Trump does not recognize the results and challenges them in court.