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YouTube stops deleting false 2020 election claims

BBC News

By Mike Wendling

June 2, 2023

YouTube will stop removing videos with false claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election, the social media platform announced on Friday.

The move, ahead of the 2024 elections, is a reversal of its policy put in place after the 2020 vote.

The company said it has deleted tens of thousands of videos questioning the integrity of past elections, but now “it was time to re-evaluate”.

The policy goes into effect from 2 June.