The social media push to ban political ads has resulted in over 300 campaign ads for President Donald Trump being taken down by YouTube and Google, CBS News reports.
In an effort to address the issue of free speech and censorship, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki appeared on “60 Minutes” with Lesley Stahl, claiming that YouTube was fair to all content creators. But CBS confirmed that “over 300 video ads” from the Trump campaign were “taken down by Google and YouTube…for violating company policy,” with the report adding that “we found very little transparency in [YouTube’s] transparency report.”
When Stahl asked Wojcicki about the censorship against conservatives, Wojcicki claimed that “there are lots of very successful conservative creators on YouTube” without naming any examples, while also adding that “we also have people who come from more liberal backgrounds who complain about discrimination,” again without evidence.
After increased scrutiny from the far-left, most major social media companies have been forced to take a side on the issue of partisan political ads. While YouTube has taken to banning a select amount of ads, and Twitter has announced an end to political ads altogether, Facebook has decided to continue allowing political ads on its platform, which has generated more criticism from the Left.