In yet another blatant affront to free speech, YouTube will be taking down any new videos that claim widespread election fraud. http://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN28J28E The problem with removing false stories, as I see it, is the question of who gets to determine which stories are false. There's no way to speak truth to power if the power gets to decide who is allowed to speak. An obvious, and oft repeated, objection to my concern is that YouTube is a privately owned entity and has a right to use its property for its own purposes. I agree. However, there is the issue of YouTube enjoying legal protection from liability for its users' content due to its status as a platform as opposed to a publisher- a line that I believe they are crossing when they decide which "wrong" content they keep up or take down. This is different from taking down videos for violating terms of service that apply equally to all. This is YouYube acting like an editor, and therefore controlling the editorial perspective of their platform. In contast- when has, or when will, YouTube ever take down any of the false stories, gross mischaracterisations and exaggerations produced by the fear mongering fact-deprived and unscrupulous, but left-leaning, TheYoungTurks channel? None? Yeah, I thought so. Last but not least, it rubs me the wrong way because YouTube is turning into the exact opposite thing it was originally supposed to be. This is the story of the hero who lives long enough to see itself become the villain. What happened to you, YouTube? You used to be cool!