YouTube, owned by Google, removed a video featuring Republican politician and activist Laura Loomer, saying her speech, which referenced the issue of voter fraud, violated its misinformation policy.
Loomer was the Republican nominee in Florida’s 21st District in the 2020 election, losing to incumbent Democrat Lois Frankel. Most recently, she participated in the Republican primary in Florida’s 11th district.
His speech, now censored by YouTube, covered a wide range of topics, including voter fraud and attacks on the GOP establishment. Loomer also spoke about the need for a moratorium on immigration to the United States.
“Disinformation” is a pretext frequently used by tech companies that suppress political views, as well as left-leaning media, academics and activist organizations that support censorship. Concerns about voter fraud in the United States are regularly dismissed by big tech companies, along with worries about the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and the benefits of lockdown policies.
In its message to Loomer, YouTube said “our team has reviewed your content and, unfortunately, we believe it violates our misinformation policy.” The Google-owned platform did not identify which part of the speech violated the policy.
The video is still available on Rumble, a video streaming platform that has become an increasingly popular alternative to YouTube, distinguishing itself from its Google-owned competitor by its policy of greater tolerance for controversial political viewpoints.
Loomer has been banned by most Big Tech platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Clubhouse, PayPal, Venmo, GoFundMe, and Stripe, as well as ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft.
Loomer has since become an activist against Big Tech censorship, filing lawsuits against tech companies, chaining herself to Twitter headquarters to protest its banning of the platform and confronting former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over the issue. of censorship at a conference last year.
Allum Bokhari is Breitbart News’ Senior Technology Correspondent. He is the author of #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election.