By JD Heyes - distributednews.com
Social media giant YouTube proved once again this week why it is no longer just a social media company but a publisher that should be regulated under existing federal laws by promising to delete (thus censor) any videos that point out how the deep state stole the election from President Donald Trump.
The giant, which is owned by tech behemoth Google, said that videos "alleging widespread fraud or errors" which "changed the outcome of a historical U.S. presidential election" would be taken down, no questions asked.
YouTube said because the "safe harbor" date of Oct. 8 had passed and that "enough states have certified their election results," the action was needed.
"We will start removing any piece of content uploaded today (or anytime after) that misleads people by alleging that widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in line with our approach towards historical U.S. presidential elections," the company said in a statement.
"For example, we will remove videos claiming that a presidential candidate won the election due to widespread software glitches or counting errors. We will begin enforcing this policy today, and will ramp up in the weeks to come," the social media platform's statement continued.. "As always, news coverage and commentary on these issues can remain on our site if there's sufficient education, documentary, scientific, or artistic context."
It isn't clear what kind of 'context' will allow a post to remain on the platform.
Speaking of context, The Epoch Times notes that YouTube's policy of censorship comes though the Trump campaign hasn't conceded:
There are still outstanding legal challenges, including one in the Supreme Court, that could change the outcome of the election. YouTube's statement made no mention of these, and it made no mention of the Dec. 14 Electoral College vote date.
The outlet hasn't called the race, though most other major U.S.-based media outlets claimed weeks ago that Joe Biden was the "president-elect."
He's not, and yet that claim isn't being 'fact-checked' by Twitter or censored by any other platform.
"YouTube has declared you are now forbidden from criticizing the government's handling of the election," One America News Network's Jack Posobiec wrote on Twitter.
His network's YouTube channel was suspended and demonetized several weeks ago, so now they park their videos at Rumble.
As in the past, critics of YouTube's decision say it's just another example of why the big social media platforms have to be regulated as publishers under Sect. 230 of the Communications Decency Act because like a publisher, they are making editorial decisions on what can and cannot appear on the platform.
A lawsuit filed in October against YouTube accused the company of repeatedly violating its own terms of service by deleting the plaintiff's pages or suspending them without cause and for not informing them why. (Related: YouTube and Vimeo censor 'Antifa: Rise of the Black Flags' documentary.)
"Plaintiffs remain baffled as to what, specifically in their content led them to be part of the massive de-platforming, other than the commonality that they are conservative news channels with widespread audience reach," wrote attorney M. Cris Armenta in the complaint, which he filed in federal court in California on behalf of several others.
He went on to argue that YouTube violated the users' First Amendment rights to free expression, saying the platform "engaged in state action by capitulating to government coercion" to delete the accounts.
It's unclear whether the suit will have any success. But what is clear is that conservatives, independents and liberty-minded users will never be treated fairly by a platform owned by left-wing authoritarians who only tolerate their way of thinking.
Which means, of course, that users will just have to find another platform - and again, we suggest Brighteon.com.
MEDIA AND BIG TECH ARE NOW DOMESTIC TERRORISTS
By Mike Adams - naturalnews.com
- We are all now living on an active battlefield (CONUS).
- Millions of Americans being held as Prisoners of War (POWs) by Democrat governor lockdowns.
- Media hit pieces and smears have morphed into acts of journo-terrorism.
- Censorship by big tech has now reached the level of domestic terrorism.
- Trucker blockades coming. Siege warfare against blue cities will begin.
- New executive order alters chain of succession at DoD in case Secretary of Defense (Chris Miller) is killed.
- Biden, Harris to be named in DNI Ratcliffe's Dec. 18th report...huge implications, Trump can leverage against Biden to try to force Biden to concede.
- Gen. Perna Operation Warp Speed / Vaccine D-Day briefing: Perna says "vaccine D-Day" is "the beginning of the end."
- China is surrounding the United States via Canada and the Caribbean, and plans a combined land invasion and missile attack in the future.
- Forensic audit of Dominion voting machines confirms their algorithms alter votes. Absolute proof now exists that the election was stolen via rigged tabulation software.
- Sidney Powell readies criminal RICO / Racketeering case against Dominion conspirators.
From The Epoch Times
The forensic analysis of Dominion machines has found proof of algorithmic alterations of election outcomes
An attorney in a Michigan election case on Friday said that an infamous vote flip happened because of a computer program, not human error.
"Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said it happened by human error. We discovered that's not true, that's a lie. It didn't happen by human error. It happened by a computer program called Dominion Voting System[s]," Matthew DePerno said on Newsmax.
DePerno is representing plaintiff William Bailey in a lawsuit against Antrim County. Bailey noted that the county initially reported Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden winning the county by more than 2,000 votes over President Donald Trump, but later changed the results to show Trump received nearly 4,000 more votes than Biden.
DePerno said that through the lawsuit, his team was able to get access to the Dominion Voting Systems program. They went earlier this month and retrieved 16 thumb drives and 16 data cards, as well as the forensic image of the actual tabulation machine in the Antrim County clerk office.
While the information they gathered is subject to a court-issued protective order…
"My team has been running analysis through that forensic image since Sunday," he said.
Assistant Attorney General Heather Meingast told The Detroit News that the imaging was done by the Allied Security Operations Group and a resident of the Village of Central Lake. Allied, based in Washington, didn't respond to a query.
Sidney Powel Names Four Co-Conspirators, Prepares Massive Rico Case Against Smartmatic, Dominion
The Kraken is in fact, being released.
Sidney Powell just released the names of four alleged co-conspirators who led the effort to rig the election.
Powell is planning a massive RICO case against both Smartmatic and Dominion.
She went on "Lou Dobbs Tonight," where she released more information on the voting software, and this "Cyber Pearl Harbor."
According to Powell, her team has "reams and reams of actual documents" showing that Smartmatic and Dominion executed this entire coup.
"Sidney Powell points out that George Soros, Lord Malloch Brown, - and many more were involved in the "Cyber Pearl Harbor" attack against our nation on NOV. 3-4 and after."