YouTube removed more than 300 ads for President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, saying that they violated the platform’s policies, an investigation by CBS News’ “60 Minutes” found.
However, it did not say what specific policies the ads had broken, “60 Minutes” reported.
In recent weeks, Facebook and YouTube have been criticized for not removing a Trump campaign ad featuring falsehoods about Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden.
Trump and Republican activists have long alleged anti-conservative bias in major Silicon Valley companies.
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YouTube has removed hundreds of ads for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign for violating its policies, an investigation by CBS News’ “60 Minutes” program has found.
More than 300 videos were removed from the platform, “60 Minutes” reported, citing transparency reports by Google, which owns YouTube.
However, the reports provided no information on what the videos contained or what rules they had broken.
“60 Minutes” said it was unable to establish if the adverts were removed because they contained false claims, copyright violations, or simply grammatical errors, noting that it found “very little transparency in the transparency report.”
Google’s report did, however, show that many of the adverts ran for several days before their removal, “60 Minutes” reported …read more
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