YouTube Demonetizes, Censors Video Of Democrats Questioning ‘Rigged Elections’

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OAN’s Abril Elfi
4:55 PM – Thursday, August 31, 2023

YouTube demonetized a video called “’Rigged’ Election Claims, Trump 2020 vs. Clinton 2016,” where Democrat officials are seen doubting the legitimacy of the 2016 election.


The video was produced and posted by Matt Orfalea, a journalist and videographer who works with podcaster Matt Taibbi, and it intersperses clips of former President Trump doubting election results alongside Democrat officials making similar comments back-and-forth.

Despite the video being supported with factual evidence, it was cited under YouTube’s “Elections Misinformation” policy. 

Orfalea’s whole account ended up being taken down after the video platform claimed that the content “violates their violent criminal organization policy.”

Orfalea learned this week that the video had been reclassified as problematic by a new “human reviewer,” who ruled it in violation for “harmful or dangerous acts” that “may endanger participants.” 

The reviewer identified potential issues such as “glorification, recruitment, or graphic portrayal of dangerous organizations.”

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