YouTube censors Jan. 6 committee for showing footage of Trump claiming electoral fraud

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A video from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot was deleted by YouTube for advancing misinformation on the grounds that it including footage of former President Donald Trump discussing alleged election fraud.

The committee uploaded the footage on Tuesday, which included an excerpt of a Trump appearance on the Fox Business Network in which he claimed the 2020 presidential election was stolen, according to the New York Times.

YouTube confirmed the video’s deletion, asserting that the clip violated its election integrity policy. “Our election integrity policy prohibits content advancing false claims that widespread fraud, errors or glitches changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, if it does not provide sufficient context,” company spokeswoman Ivy Choi said, per the New York Post. “We enforce our policies equally for everyone, and have removed the video uploaded by the Jan. 6 committee channel.”

The Post highlighted that the offending video was also absent from the committee’s website as of Friday evening.

By Ben Whedon

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