A video in which Democrat Hillary Clinton unleashed a wide range of unsupported claims that the 2016 presidential race, won by Donald Trump, was “stolen,” has been censored by YouTube.
And it appears it’s at least partly because those claims were “false.”
The details were reported by Victoria Marshall at The Federalist.
The report said the video was created by YouTuber Matt Orfalea, who doesn’t align himself with either Democrat or Republican parties.
The project included comments from both Clinton and President Donald Trump about the 2016 and 2020 elections, respectively, being stolen.
His work previously has collected hundreds of thousands of views, even millions in some cases.
Orfalea’s work largely is “crisply edited mash-ups of politicians and corporate media figures making complete fools of themselves — without any commentary from Orfalea himself.”
Previously he’s addressed politicians and media figures claiming the Wuhan lab leak theory for the COVID-19 pandemic is baseless, despite the evidence contradicting that conclusion.
Hunter Biden’s laptop, and the hypocrisy exhibited by the legacy media, also has been addressed.
As a result, YouTube has demonetized several, claiming they are “hostile to the establishment-backed narrative,” the report said.
Now he’s offending people again, apparently.
“In September, Orfalea published a montage of Democrat politicians and media figures questioning the results of the 2016 election and characterizing it as ‘illegitimate,’ ‘rigged,’ and ‘hacked”.
Then he released the newest, comparing statements from Trump about 2020, and Clinton and other Democrats, regarding 2016.
“I wanted to show that Trump and the Republicans are not the only ones to challenge or question the integrity of an election,” Orfalea said. “It was literally just the last election cycle. And people have already forgotten.”
YouTube struck out at both, the report said, but then reversed itself on the older video.
The Federalist said, “YouTube rationalized its decision by arguing Orfalea’s second montage ‘contains claims that past US presidential elections were rigged or stolen, and our election integrity policy prohibits content that advances false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches occurred in US presidential elections.'”
“Democrats can get away with election ‘denialism’ (whatever that means) when Republicans can’t. Orfalea’s censorship by YouTube just shows how hypocritical leftist politicians, the corporate media, and other peddlers of the Official Narrative really are. And the best part? They don’t care,” the report explained.
“No matter that the Russian collusion hoax and claims that Trump stole the 2016 election were dead on arrival. No matter that voter skepticism over the legitimacy of the 2020 election was indeed well-founded (and outlined in Federalist Editor-In-Chief Mollie Hemingway’s book, ‘Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections’). Whatever (or whoever) poses a threat to the regime and its narrative must always be squelched – including inconvenient facts,” the report said.
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