Several YouTube accounts broadcast fake election results live. Thousands of viewers watched it. These incidents occurred hours before the closure of polling stations in the United States.
Several YouTube channels were supposed to broadcast similar videos from Tuesday morning. Show maps with mock results. Live Streams topped search results in the search terms “election results” and were viewed by thousands of viewers.
“After careful evaluation, we are removing live broadcasts that violate our guidelines,” a YouTube spokeswoman wrote in an email. In the period before and after the elections. “
The live videos with fake scores came from YouTube accounts about advice on music and stock trading. Account holders may be trying to take advantage of YouTube’s algorithms, which give long live videos about current events an advantage.
At one point during Election Day, the first four YouTube search results for the term “presidential election results” were videos with fake results. After YouTube said it was taking action, many similar videos continued to appear on the first page of search results.
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