YouTube Bans Trump’s Full CPAC Speech Unless Users Add ‘Countervailing Viewpoints’ About Election Claims 

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YouTube has banned the platforming of former President Donald Trump’s full 2021 CPAC speech from their platform, unless users add “countervailing viewpoints” about Trump’s refuted elections claims to their post.

Unlike Trump’s 2020 CPAC speech, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a full version of the speech on YouTube. And when you do find it, there is added commentary pushing back on Trump’s election-related comments.

The Daily Wire reached out to YouTube on Friday about the unavailability of the full speech, specifically asking why the outlet Right Side Broadcasting Network had their video of Trump’s full speech removed from the platform, as well as hit with a two-week suspension.

YouTube spokeswoman Ivy Choi told The Daily Wire that the video violated their “presidential election integrity policy,” which was implemented on December 9.

“We enforce our Community Guidelines consistently, regardless of speaker or political leaning,” Choi told The Daily Wire. “In accordance with our established presidential election integrity policy, which prohibits content uploaded after the safe harbor deadline claiming widespread fraud changed the outcome of the 2020 U. S. presidential election, we removed this video from Right Side Broadcasting Network. Content featuring footage from CPAC 2021 that does not violate our policies or contains sufficient educational, documentary, scientific and artistic context remains on YouTube.”

Google Support details the implementation of the new policy, which removes any content uploaded on or after Dec. 9 that suggests any past U. S. presidential election was fraudulent.

“On December 9, we started applying our Presidential Election Integrity policy (below) to the 2020 U. S. Presidential election, meaning we remove content that misleads people by alleging that widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election uploaded on or after December 9,” Google Support detailed. “We have begun issuing strikes for new content that violates the policy uploaded on or after January 7, 2021.”

After being notified that RSBN’s video was removed, The Daily Wire asked YouTube about two other streams: SkyNews’ video, which hosts near... (Read more)