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YouTube has banned videos alleging voter fraud in the 2020 US election.

On 9 December, after almost a month since the elections, YouTube announced that it would remove any new videos alleging widespread voter fraud.

On 9 December, after almost a month since the elections, YouTube announced that it would remove any new videos alleging widespread voter fraud. Google-owned video-sharing platform, YouTube, announced on its blog that it would remove false claims relating to the 2020 U.S. Presidential elections. In its blog post, YouTube further stated that it has removed more than 8,000 channels and thousands of "harmful and misleading" videos about the election since September. Nearly 80% of the removed videos were taken down before they had 100 views, the company said.

In a letter to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki in November 2020, a group of Democratic senators asked the platform to "immediately remove" all videos containing misinformation about the election.

YouTube has been comparatively slower than other social media giants like Facebook and Twitter in implementing such a policy. Facebook and Twitter have been monitoring content related to the Presidential election and adding labels warning of misinformation and limiting the content's reach since Election Day.

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