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On Iowa caucus day, YouTube details how it will tackle misleading election content – Source Reuters Tech News

(Reuters) – On the day of the Iowa caucuses, the first nominating contest of the U.S. presidential election, Alphabet’s YouTube detailed how it will tackle false or misleading election-related content.

FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Youtube logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

The video-streaming service said in a blog post on Monday that it would remove any content that has been technically manipulated or doctored and may pose a “serious risk of egregious harm.”

It also said it does not allow content that aims to mislead people about voting, for instance telling viewers an incorrect voting date, or content that makes false claims related to a candidate’s eligibility to run for office.

The blog post also said YouTube would terminate channels which impersonate another person or channel, misrepresent their country of origin or conceal their links…

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