YouTube said Wednesday it will begin removing any videos that falsely claim widespread voting fraud changed the outcome of the 2020 presidential race now that the deadline for states to resolve disputes over the results has passed.
It’s a policy shift that could put the tech giant at odds with President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in the remaining days of his administration, but one that will be welcomed by Democrats who have called for more aggressive action.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), an outspoken Google critic and a top Trump ally on social media issues, lambasted YouTube’s decision as an affront on free speech. And he seized on the shift to renew calls to revoke Section 230.
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