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Banned conspiracy channels are suing YouTube over its anti-QAnon moderation push

The Verge Monday, 26 October 2020
Banned conspiracy channels are suing YouTube over its anti-QAnon moderation pushIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

YouTube is facing a lawsuit from a group of channel owners who say their rights were violated by the platform’s recent moderation actions against QAnon accounts. The users, many of whom boasted hundreds of thousands of followers on the platform, are seeking a temporary restraining order to restore their accounts.

“YouTube’s massive de-platforming, which occurred just three weeks before the 2020 Presidential election, worked to the severe detriment of both conservative content creators and American voters who seek out their content,” the complaint alleges. “YouTube took this draconian action so swiftly that the Plaintiffs... received no advance notice and were not able to download their own content.”

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