YouTube suspended popular news channel The Hill for playing a clip of former President Donald Trump claiming the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

YouTube Suspends The Hill’s Channel For Playing Clip Of Donald Trump Denying Election Results

Ailan Evans 

YouTube suspended popular news channel The Hill for playing a clip of former President Donald Trump claiming the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

YouTube suspended The Hill’s channel due to violating its policies after its morning show, “Rising,” posted two clips of Trump denying the validity of the results of the election, Rising’s Twitter account said Thursday. The Hill’s channel is unable to upload new videos for seven days, although its older videos can still be accessed.

“We covered former President Trump’s remarks about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,” the account said. “In a soundbite, he repeated his claim that the 2020 election was stolen. Our discussion focused on what Trump said about Putin and did not explicitly rebut claims of election fraud.”

The content in question featured Trump speaking with Fox News host Laura Ingraham and attributing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the stolen presidential election, as well as raw footage of Trump continuing to deny the validity of the election results during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

“It’s hard to understand how the cause of fighting misinformation could be well-served by punishing news channels that educate viewers about what their political leaders are saying,” Rising host Robby Soave told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

When reached for comment, YouTube policy communications manager Ivy Choi confirmed that the channel had been suspended for posting content in violation of YouTube’s policies.

“We removed content from and issued a strike to this channel for violating our election integrity policy, and as a result, this channel is suspended from publishing new videos or livestreams for seven days,” Choi told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “We do allow for content with sufficient educational, documentary, scientific or artistic context, which the removed content did not contain.”

Soave addressed the suspension in an article for Reason, arguing that YouTube’s expansive election integrity policy “effectively outlaws straight news reporting on YouTube.”

“It is one thing for YouTube to ban people who are making false claims,” Soave wrote. “It is quite another for YouTube to prohibit people from educating their viewers about the reality that the former president is still spreading these false claims.”

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3 Replies to “YouTube Suspends The Hill’s Channel For Playing Clip Of Donald Trump Denying Election Results”

  1. We went from requiring people say that someone allegedly committed a crime to not being allowed to allege a crime occurred.

    But we can still allege that same sort of crime occurred but only in other countries. And there’s a long history of such allegations.

  2. Since the Michigan Senates Investigation of the 2020 election in that state uncovered illegal acts by Democrats in Wayne County, including denying legal access to republican poll-watchers and vote counting in secret.

    Since the Georgia Star-Telegram issued FOIA requests for the counties in Georgia to verify that they had the legally required Chain of Custody documents, and Fulton and DeKalb Counties were not able to provide them for over 65,000 votes, admitting their were on chain of custody….those votes were illegally counted.

    Since a Pennsylvania Appellate has verified the mail in ballot procedures in that State were illegal in 2020…there were tens of thousands of illegally counted votes in that state.

    Since a Wisconsin court has ruled that the Wisconsin Election Commission provided directions to county clerks that were illegal, and that MIlwaukee’s Mayor also implemented illegal mail in ballot procedures; and an investigation has proven that over 90 Nursing Homes had 100% turnout rates (while having comatose patients); and the Green Bay Election clerk resigned 2 weeks before the election when the Mayor of that town gave illegal access to a Democrat consultant (Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein) to Mail in ballots, and allowed him to implement procedures overriding the clerk’s authority.

    …we’ve definitely established concrete evidence that the 2020 elections were not run legally and fairly in the key swing states.

    Any Social Media companies falsely promoting the idea that the elections were conducted legally should be forced to pay damages to the people it is trying to deny information to.

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