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YouTube Removed More Than 10,000 Videos Related to Midterms



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YouTube took down more than 10,000 videos related to the US midterm elections for violating its policies on election integrity and other guidelines, with 75% removed before they reached 100 views, the division of Alphabet Inc.’s Google said on Monday.

“We enforced our policies regardless of a speaker’s public figure status or their political viewpoint, and regardless of the language the content was in,” Leslie Miller, YouTube’s vice president of government affairs and public policy, wrote in a blog post. “We’ll apply learnings from these US midterms to our ongoing work supporting the integrity of elections around the world.”