Over 300 Trump campaign ads were removed from Google and YouTube over the summer for “violating policies.” In an interview with Leslie Stahl from 60 Minutes, a spokesperson for the companies stated that the reason they were taken down had to do with “technically manipulated” content, not the political message.
The Hill reported,
When pressed during a sit-down interview on whether Trump ads had been removed, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said that there were “ads of President Trump that were not approved to run on Google or YouTube.”
She told longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl that the ads are “available in our transparency report.”
“Facebook is facing a lot of controversy because it refuses to take down a President Trump ad about Biden which is not true. Would you run that ad?” correspondent Lesley Stahl asked Wojcicki.
“So that is an ad that right now would not be a violation of our policies,” Wojcicki responded.
“Is it on YouTube right now?” Stahl asked.
“It has been on YouTube,” the YouTube CEO responded.
“Can a politician lie on YouTube?” Stahl pressed.
“For every single video, I think
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