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YouTube Election Loophole Lets Some False Trump-Win Videos Spread

The site says election misinformation policies are ‘generally working as intended.’

President Donald Trump displayed at the campaign headquarters event site for Joe Biden in Wilmington on November 5.

President Donald Trump displayed at the campaign headquarters event site for Joe Biden in Wilmington on November 5.

Photographer: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg

On Monday, cable outlet One America News Network posted two videos to its YouTube account titled “Trump won.” The clips echoed several others telling viewers, falsely, that U.S. President Donald Trump was re-elected and that the vote was marred by fraud.

YouTube added a label noting that the Associated Press called the election for Joe Biden. But the world’s largest online video service didn’t block or remove the content. That approach differs from Twitter Inc., which has hidden conspiratorial election posts behind warnings.