This decision comes eight months before a Republican nominee will be named from a pool including former President Donald Trump, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), political commentator Larry Elder, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy. The platform began enforcing its policy surrounding election integrity after the states’ safe harbor date for certification had passed and stopped enforcing it Friday.
“In the current environment, we find that while removing this content does curb some misinformation, it could also have the unintended effect of curtailing political speech without meaningfully reducing the risk of violence or other real-world harm,” YouTube’s blog post read.
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