Following a Trump supporter's invasion of the Capitol, YouTube penalizes channels that spread false election results


Esther Vargas

On January 6, 2021 local time, a number of supporters of President Donald Trump who did not admit Mr. Biden's victory were at the United States Capitol , which was in the process of confirming the victory of the next U.S. President Joe Biden. An incident of intrusion occurred. YouTube, which took seriously the situation that four people died in the end, changed the policy to 'not only delete the movie that spreads the false election result, but also penalize the channel that posted the movie' ..

False election info will earn a channel strike on YouTube ―― 9to5Google

YouTube will punish Trump and other channels that continue to spread election lies --The Verge

Democrat Joe Biden won the 2020 US presidential election, but President Trump and his supporters did not acknowledge the election results, saying, 'Democrats should stop voting fraud.' 'The correct election results are robbed. I insist. Social media has set out to deal with these misinformation about the election,removing theFacebook group of Trump supporters alleging Democratic voting fraud, and the former White House Chief Strategist who made radical statements about the election. The Facebook page has been deleted .

YouTube is also taking steps to address misinformation about election results, misleading those who claim on December 9, 2020 that 'widespread misconduct and misinterpretations have changed the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election.' If the content you want to make is uploaded, we will delete it. ' However, at this point, there was no penalty for the channel that posted the movie, and only the movie was deleted.

YouTube bans posting movies claiming 'Trump victory'-GIGAZINE

Prior to January 20, 2020, when Mr. Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, Congress will hold a joint Senate and House deliberation on the 6th to approve the results of the presidential election. However, shortly after the meeting began, President Trump's supporters rushed to the Capitol, and some supporters climbed over the fence and broke the windowpanes, temporarily occupying the Senate's plenary session.

In the turmoil, there are deaths on the side of President Trump's supporters, and you can see the movie when a woman was shot and died in the following article.

A movie of the scene where Trump's supporters invaded the US Capitol and one woman was shot and died --GIGAZINE

Hours after the radical invasion of President Trump's supporters into Congress, security officials eliminated the intruders and joint deliberations resumed. A total of four people were killed and many were injured, including a woman shot by the anomaly.

[Video available] Breaking the window glass and chairing the chair ... Trump supporters broke into the federal parliament, killing a total of four people: Tokyo Shimbun TOKYO Web

Taking this situation seriously, YouTube punished all channels, including President Trump's channel, for posting a movie containing false information about the results of the 2020 presidential election, and temporarily posted the movie. To limit to. ' Even in the announcement on December 9, posting of movies containing incorrect information was prohibited, and it seems that thousands of movies have been deleted so far, but there was no penalty for the channel itself. According to YouTube, the penalties for the channel were scheduled for January 21 after Mr. Biden took office.

When YouTube introduced a new policy, it sometimes provided a grace period for creators to adapt to the rules, as well as a grace period for movies about election misinformation. However, this time, he said that he decided to move the grace period forward and introduce penalties for the channel, considering that 'the abnormal events that occurred yesterday and the election results have been officially recognized'.

With the introduction of new penalties, channels that post movies containing false elections will be warned of violations and will be banned from posting movies for the next week. If you receive a second breach warning within 90 days of the first breach warning, you will be banned from posting movies for another two weeks, and if you receive a third breach warning within 90 days, the channel will be complete from YouTube. It is said that it will be deleted.

In response to the Capitol Occupation Case, services such as Facebook, Twitch, and Shopify are also taking measures to ban President Trump indefinitely.

Facebook, Twitch, Shopify suddenly expel President Trump indefinitely --GIGAZINE

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