YouTube, the video streaming behemoth that is owned by Google, just came right out with it on Wednesday and announced it would remove any content alleging widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
The Verge, a technology news website, reported that YouTube posted its announcement in a blog and justified its decision by stating that “enough states have certified their election results to determine a President-elect.”
YouTube has been known to decide all the news that’s fit to stream. The website has pulled content that it deemed inaccurate regarding coronavirus transmission, and many conservatives have accused tech giants of shadow banning. Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Show,” said out of all of Big Tech, no company—with the possible exception of Amazon—wields the power held by Google.
“Google is effectively an Internet monopolist,” Sexton said. “They can de-monetize you on YouTube. Sure. They’ve already done that to me. but they can also make sure that you are dropped down in search results. They can decide what is seen about you and what is not seen about you .”
Perhaps the most chilling element of YouTube’s decision is that President Trump’s legal fight is continuing and Joe Biden has not been inaugurated. Trump has had setback after setback, and many law professors from liberal bastions insist that he has about the same chance to win as the New York Times running a critical article of Sen. Kamala Harris.
One of Trump’s last-best chances is the lawsuit that was filed by the state of Texas that claimed four swing states made ballot changes that were in violation of the constitution. Missouri and other states have joined the suit with Texas. Allen West, the Republican Party chairman, said in an interview that he believed up to 10 states could join the challenge.
“There are lawsuits currently out there in court that are making certain declarations,” Sexton said. “if you say that you support those lawsuits, that you think they have merit, that you think they are true, you run the risk of being canceled. and this is not theoretical, this is not a conspiracy official statement coming out from YouTube this morning.”