YouTube has suspended Rudy Giuliani’s YouTube channel for the second time this yr for making false claims of fraud within the 2020 US presidential election and has issued a strike towards his channel. It’s Giulani’s second strike inside 90 days, according to Bloomberg, that means that Giuliani can’t add movies for 2 weeks. In a press release, YouTube additionally cited Giulani’s promotion of nicotine, which is towards the corporate’s guidelines.
“We have clear Community Guidelines that govern what videos may stay on YouTube, which we enforce consistently, regardless of speaker,” a YouTube spokesperson mentioned in a press release to The Verge. “We removed content from the Rudy W. Giuliani channel for violating our sale of regulated goods policy, which prohibits content facilitating the use of nicotine, and our presidential election integrity policy. Additionally, in accordance with our long standing strikes system, we issued a strike against the Rudy W. Giuliani channel, which temporarily restricts uploading or live-streaming.”
In January, YouTube suspended Giuliani for a week for sharing 2020 election misinformation and temporarily suspended him from YouTube’s companion program, that means he couldn’t earn advert income on his movies.
If Giuliani will get a 3rd strike in the identical 90-day interval following the primary, his channel can be completely faraway from YouTube, in keeping with the company’s strikes policy.