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YouTube axes Steve Bannon’s podcast over false 2020 election claims



YouTube has banned Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast for violating its terms of service.

The president’s former chief strategist’s podcast was live earlier Friday before being taken down by YouTube, Washington Examiner Breaking News Editor Daniel Chaitin tweeted.

The alt-right leader’s podcast featured the false claims about missing ballots and voter fraud promoted by the president that drew protesters to Washington that later stormed the Capitol in a deadly uprising Wednesday.

On Friday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared on the program and repeated the baseless claims about election fraud that attracted the violent crowd to DC.

Giuliani is among those being investigated by Washington’s top prosecutor for his role in inciting the riot.

The Bannon ban was the latest silencing of allies and associates of President Trump.

Twitter and Facebook have banned President Trump from its platforms indefinitely after the president posted a video perpetrating the false election fraud claims before telling rioters “we love you.”

On Friday, Twitter suspended the accounts of former Gen. Mike Flynn and lawyer Sidney Powell for spreading the same misinformation.



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