YouTube to remove new content that alleges US presidential election was rigged in blow to Donald Trump
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YouTube to remove new content that alleges US presidential election was rigged in blow to Donald Trump

YOUTUBE has announced it will start removing new content that alleges the American Presidential election was rigged.

Ever since voting began on November 3, Donald Trump has claimed that electoral fraud was taking place in order to secure victory for Joe Biden.

He has ruthlessly campaigned to challenge the result of the vote, and he and his legal team are still attempting to overturn it, despite failing to provide any substantial evidence of fraud thus far.

Mr Trump has been very vocal about his accusations of vote-rigging, and has published a number of tweets, posts and videos claiming as such.

But it appears that YouTube are no longer going to accept any content that alludes to such "misleading" theories.

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"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," YouTube said in a blog post.

"For example, we will remove videos claiming that a Presidential candidate won the election due to widespread software glitches or counting errors," it added.

The Google-owned video platform clarified that it had announced the policy because "enough states have certified their election results to determine a President-elect."

It isn't the first time Trump's claims have been challenged. Famously, social media giant Twitter began attaching asterisks to each of the President's posts about electoral fraud, stating that his claims were "disputed".