Update: A YouTube spokesperson has been provided Newsbuster With the following statement after removal:
“We have removed content from the CPAC channel in violation of our Electoral Integrity Policy, which prohibits content that falsely claims that widespread fraud has altered the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election, such as allegations that the election was rigged. Our policy applies to everyone regardless of the uploader’s political views, and while we allow content that provides additional context such as countervailing views, we have removed content footage from this channel that did not provide adequate context. “
YouTube has removed hours of speeches from members of Congress that were live-streamed at last month’s Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC).
Federalist The platform, which is owned by Google, has removed videos of speakers like former President Donald Trump discussing alleged Big Tech interference in the 2020 election. Speeches by delegates Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO) were also reportedly removed.
Biggs says there is no notice of removal.
“The only notice we received from YouTube was that our videos were ‘flagged’ for ‘misinformation,'” Biggs said on Twitter. Post. “No additional details were provided. We have appealed and recently learned that all our appeals have been ‘rejected’.”
Boebert also responded to the removal on Twitter.
“YouTube’s censorship is completely out of hand,” he said Tweet. “The whole two days of CPAC have just been torn from the website – including my speech.”
CPAC chairman Matt Schlap condemned the decision, saying the agency’s channel had received a “strike”. Submission of a certain number may result in YouTube “strike” suspension or permanent ban.
“Whatever your personal beliefs and those of your superior leadership (not to mention your completely liberal bias), there are very serious questions about how the 2020 election was conducted. No matter how hard you try, deleting our content doesn’t delete those questions. In fact, it is telling you that there is no evidence that your censored content is false, “Schlap wrote in a letter to Google. Britbert.
Rachel Boward – MRC Free Speech America Board Advisor and Senior Tech Columnist Federalist Shawn Davis, co-founder of the publication, and Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), whose part was also removed, told the publication that the removal was part of a pattern of censorship:
Within weeks, Big Tech platforms have banned speech by identifying biological men as men, removed a video of a U.S. senator criticizing them, banned a news service from streaming former President Trump’s speech, and changed policy to call for assassination. No. They are against the Russians. These organizations represent the largest speech platforms in the world, and are actively seeking to change the culture of free speech in the United States. They are not afraid of their users, and they are not afraid of Congress. It’s time to dump her. “
“In America, the people rule. Technology is not oppressive. Our self-government is becoming more and more urgent as we work,” he added.
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