YouTube removed a video by the Republican National Committee of an interview with former President Donald Trump.
The social network company said the video violated their platform’s policy against election misinformation.
According to the Washington Times, the video was removed on Friday. RNC Charwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said that this decision by YouTube is just another example of “Big Tech’s chillding approach to censoring conservative opinion.”
The video was a 30 minute long interview with the former president with McDaniel for the RNC’s “Real America” podcast.
McDaniel said, “Silicon Valley oligarchs care more about advancing their political agenda and de-platforming their opponents than they do about free speech. This blatant censorship should concern every American: if they can silence a former President, they can silence any citizen who they view as stepping out of line.”
Trump had alleged in the interview that the 2020 presidential election was “rigged” and that there was “tremendous voter fraud.”
YouTube said the video violated their “election integrity policy, which prohibits content that advances false claims that widespread fraud changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, such as claiming that the election was rigged.”
ARTICLE: JILLIAN WEIDNER
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