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YouTube removes new interview with President Trump, citing “presidential election integrity policy”

YouTube removes new interview with President Trump, citing 'presidential election integrity policy'

Trump had alleged in the interview that he won the 2020 election.

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By Daniel Payne

YouTube this week censored a recent interview with former President Donald Trump, claiming the video violated its new standards regarding allegations of election fraud.

The interview, conducted by Newsmax anchor Greg Kelly, included claims by Trump that he himself was the rightful winner of the 2020 election. Trump has repeatedly insisted that widespread voter fraud and vote-rigging tipped the scales in favor of Joe Biden during the race.

YouTube told the Epoch Times that it removed the video due to violations of its “presidential election integrity policy.” The company developed that policy following the 2020 election, forbidding content producers from posting videos alleging that voter fraud changed the outcome of the most recent presidential election.

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“We have clear Community Guidelines that govern what videos may stay on YouTube,” the tech company told the Times, “and we enforce our Community Guidelines consistently, regardless of speaker and without regard to political viewpoints.”

YouTube’s new election integrity policy forbids uploads of new videos alleging widespread election fraud in 2020, though the policy does not apply to earlier videos in which Democrats alleged that Trump stole the 2016 election by way of “Russian collusion.”

Article written Daniel Payne, and posted on the website.

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The Bill Is Called ‘Covid Relief’, And Yet Watchdog Proves Most Cash Is Not Being Spent On That

The Bill Is Called ‘Covid Relief’, And Yet Watchdog Proves Most Cash Is Not Being Spent On That

Written By BlabberBuzz | Thursday, 18 February 2021 18:30

The Committee for Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) announced in their policy analysis of the House’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, details of the legislation show a trend of funds being rerouted to non-pandemic priorities, which are irrelevant to granting relief.

“The goal of COVID relief is to end the pandemic, protect incomes, and support the economic recovery. The House bill not only spends far more than is needed to achieve these goals but also puts too many of these plentiful dollars in the wrong places,” announced Maya MacGuineas, president of the CRFB, in a statement Wednesday.

The CRFB is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization committed to notifying the public on fiscal policy issues that would affect them. The group’s leadership consists of leading budget experts, among them former heads of the House and Senate Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.

As the analysis indicates, roughly 1 percent of the $1.9 trillion will go toward vaccines, and just another 5 percent is targeted toward mitigating the public health difficulties caused by the pandemic.

Meanwhile, “nearly half of the package will be spent on poorly targeted rebate checks and state and local government aid, including to households and governments that have experienced little or no financial loss during this crisis,” said MacGuineas.

MacGuineas scrutinized the House Ways and Means Committee’s choice to restrict unemployment benefits to Aug. 29, in order to use that money for pension bailouts. “The financial status of these funds (multi-employer pensions) shouldn’t be addressed in a piece of crisis legislation, and certainly not at the cost of benefits for unemployed workers.”

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), in a different statement Wednesday, announced his committee has directed toward the needs of the American people.

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“Over the last two days, the Ways and Means Committee has considered aggressive, science-based solutions that will deliver the urgent relief our country so desperately needs. From unemployment benefits to health care affordability, the work we’ve done is substantial,” Neal announced.

Further provisions approved by The Ways and Means Committee for the FY 2021 budget reconciliation bill include providing $1,400 to each person, extending unemployment to Aug. 29, expanding tax credits for workers and families, improved healthcare coverage, and controlling the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes the COVID-19 disease, in nursing homes.

Besides the pension bailout, the CRFB further criticized expanding the child tax credit and earned income tax credit, increasing Affordable Care Act subsidies, and boosting the minimum wage, saying the provisions are not related to pandemic relief.

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