YouTube bans Sebastian Gorka's channel after repeated violations

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Gorka’s show “America First” was removed from the platform last week for violating YouTube’s "presidential election integrity policy.” The show featured right-wing commentary on politics. 

"In accordance with our long standing strikes system, we terminated the channel America First with Sebastian Gorka, for repeated violations of our presidential election integrity policy,” Ivy Choi, a YouTube spokesperson, wrote in an email to The Hill. 


The Washington Examiner first reported the news.

"As we’ve publicly shared, our presidential election integrity policy prohibits content uploaded after last year’s safe harbor deadline that alleges widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election," Choi wrote. "Any channel that violates this policy will receive a strike and channels that receive three strikes in the same 90-day period are permanently removed from YouTube, as in the case of America First with Sebastian Gorka." 

YouTube has a three-strike policy on repeated violations. If an account receives three strikes during a 90-day-period, it can be permanently removed. 

Gorka had run into issues with YouTube in 2019 after multiple violations of copy infringements after he used rock band Imagine Dragons' “Radioactive” as an intro for his show.