More than a year after Biden’s inauguration, Big Tech has yet to relent in its zero-tolerance policy on allegations of election fraud. YouTube recently removed a video of a speech by former President Trump discussing the topic at an event in Florida.
A Google-owned video hosting platform spokesperson denied that the speech, which had been on the Heritage Foundation’s YoutTube channel, had been deleting for violating their “election integrity policy.”
The censored speech is online to view on the rival platform Rumble.
The Heritage Foundation’s channel on YouTube was also temporarily banned from uploading new videos or live streams, according to a spokeswoman for the company.
“We deleted material from and a strike was imposed on The Heritage Foundation channel for violating our election integrity policy, which restricts content that claims widespread fraud changed the results of the 2020 US election, such as assertions that the election was rigged.”
As a result, this channel will not be able to add new videos or live streams for the time being. Our rules apply to everyone and are applied equally without regard to the speaker.
In a tweet, the president of the Heritage Foundation, Kevin Roberts, criticized YouTube’s choice.
“Big Tech is the enemy of the people, and it must be held accountable by imposing penalties that target them where it hurts the most,” Roberts continued.
“On April 21, we published the 82-minute film and got more than 530,000 views. YouTube’s censorship council, in its infinite wisdom, decided that several seconds of Trump’s comments were cause for a seven-day ban from the platform.”
“Maybe Elon Musk should acquire them as well,” concluded Roberts.
The Heritage Foundation has taken a firm stance against Big Tech censors, publicly rejecting funds from Big Tech firms and calling for sweeping legal changes to regulate the companies in order to confront the ongoing silencing of American citizens.