Cartoonist Scott Adams is the latest victim of Big Tech’s out-of-control censorship, with YouTube removing the “Dilbert” creator’s video of a podcast about election fraud
from the platform.
Tweeting to his more than 650,000 followers, Adams announced: “Google (YouTube) just shut me down. The video they deleted is no different from all my other content. I assume they’ll come for the other videos soon.”
In a letter to Adams, YouTube said that the video, entitled Episode 1213 Scott Adams: Biden COVID Plan, Swalwell’s Chinese Spy, Pelosi Still a Steaming Pile
, was a violation of their “spam, deceptive practices and scams policy.”
The letter then quoted part of their policy that stated, “Content that advances false claims that widespread fraud, errors or glitches changed the outcome of the U.S. 2020 presidential election is not allowed on YouTube.”
The move came after the platform announced it would be removing content that is critical of the election process that alleges voter fraud changed the outcome of the election – a pretty interesting stance when you consider the piles of evidence that that’s exactly
Of course, as The Federalist
points out, they have no problem hosting conspiracy theories on their platform, such as the idea that President Trump is an agent for the Kremlin and that aliens constructed the pyramids in Egypt.
In a follow-up message, Adams asked why YouTube, which he called “a social media platform that allows more fake news than real news,” would go after election fraud allegations while leaving so many other claims online untouched. He added: “The Republic is dead.”
YouTube wants another excuse to censor conservatives
In a blog post entitled, “Supporting the 2020 US election” announcing their change in policy about allowing people to share their opinions freely about the vote counting process, YouTube said that “enough states have certified their election results to determine a President-elect.”
They added: “We will start removing any piece of content uploaded today (or any time after) that misleads people by alleging that widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 US Presidential election.”
The Google-owned platform also said that it had taken down 8,000 channels
since September that had uploaded what it claimed were “harmful and misleading elections-related videos for violating our existing policies.”
YouTube is effectively trying to silence debate on whether free and fair elections were carried out with their policy, which states that no one can express the opinion that the election may have been manipulated. In doing so, they’ve made it clear that they don’t really care about the truth as there has been a lot of credible evidence of voter fraud.
They claim they want to connect people with “authoritative information,” but what they really want to do is have another excuse to shut down pro-Trump accounts across the board. After all, Trump's supporters are the most outraged by voter fraud because he is the candidate who somehow always comes up with the short end of the stick in these incidents.
Their announcement also said: “For example, we will remove videos claiming that a Presidential candidate won the election due to widespread software glitches or counting errors. We will begin enforcing this policy today and will ramp up in the weeks to come.”
Note that they did not actually try to debunk any of these claims, and that’s because they can’t. There were indeed widespread software glitches and counting errors, with numerous experts revealing that Dominion’s voting systems were actually engineered to “create systemic fraud.” YouTube is employing a pretty common tactic used by someone who is losing an argument: If you can’t back up what you’re saying, just silence the other side and hope no one hears the truth. It's a common communist tactic.
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