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Misinformation - Political, Elections, Medical & Religious

Policy Date:

Apr 14, 2022

Don’t post elections-related content on YouTube if it fits any of the descriptions noted below.

Voter suppression: Content aiming to mislead voters about the time, place, means, or eligibility requirements for voting, or false claims that could materially discourage voting.
Candidate eligibility: Content that advances false claims related to the technical eligibility requirements for current political candidates and sitting elected government officials to serve in office. Eligibility requirements considered are based on applicable national law, and include age, citizenship, or vital status.
Incitement to interfere with democratic processes: Content encouraging others to interfere with democratic processes. This includes obstructing or interrupting voting procedures.
Distribution of hacked materials: Content that contains hacked info, the disclosure of which may interfere with democratic processes.
Election integrity: Content that advances false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches changed the outcome of select past national elections, after final election results are officially certified. This currently applies to:
Any past U.S. Presidential election
The 2021 German federal election
Keep in mind that this isn't a complete list.

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