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YouTube Censors January 6 ‘Misinformation’ Committee for Including Donald Trump Clip

YouTube censored a January 6 kangaroo court testimony video, saying the video promoted election misinformation. The Google-owned platform was apparently upset that the Democratic-led committee aired a clip of former President Donald Trump.

The New York Post reports that YouTube censored a January 6 Kangaroo Court testimony video. The clip was uploaded by the Democratic-led committee on Tuesday and has been removed by YouTube for ‘misinformation’, as the clip featured footage of former President Donald Trump telling the Fox Business Network that the election was over. stolen.

Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, owned by Google

Google-owned Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki (Kimberly White/Getty)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 13: U.S. Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY), vice chair of the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, delivers closing remarks during a hearing at the January 6 Inquest at the Cannon House Office Building on June 13, 2022 in Washington, DC.  The bipartisan committee, which for nearly a year has been collecting evidence related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, will present its findings in a series of televised hearings.  On January 6, 2021, supporters of former President Donald Trump attacked the United States Capitol building in an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm President Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

YouTube claimed the video, which included testimony from former Attorney General William Barr, violated its disinformation terms of service. A YouTube spokesperson commented on the decision, saying:

Our Election Integrity Policy prohibits content that makes false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or issues altered the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election if it does not provide sufficient context.

We apply our policies equally for everyone and have removed the video uploaded by the committee channel from January 6.

YouTube’s latest censorship comes shortly after the platform opted to remove the New York Post interview with January 6 rioter Aaron Mostofsky, saying he was also spreading “misinformation”. The interview with Mostofsky, who is the son of Brooklyn Judge Steven Mostofsky, has also been removed from the man’s personal YouTube channel. NYP journalist who conducted the interview.

Although Mostofsky’s clip was used by federal prosecutors to convict him, YouTube claimed the video spread misinformation, as Mostofsky said in the video that people stormed the Capitol building. because the election had been “stolen”.

YouTube tried to justify removing the video, saying it didn’t contain enough “context” to explain that the stolen election claims Mostofsky made were false.

Learn more about the New York Post here.

Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering free speech and online censorship issues. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan or contact by secure email at lucasnolan@protonmail.com


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