Giuliani again suspended from YouTube over false election claims

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Former Trump attorney and New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was recently suspended from posting to YouTube for making unfounded claims about last year’s presidential election.

Giuliani in videos had falsely claimed the race was stolen, Bloomberg News reported on Monday

A spokeswoman for YouTube said in a statement to The Hill that the attorney’s channel will be blocked from posting content for two weeks for violating its “election integrity policy.” The platform also said it removed content from the channel for violating its “sale of regulated goods policy.”

“We removed content from the Rudy W. Giuliani channel for violating our sale of regulated goods policy, which prohibits content facilitating the use of nicotine, and our presidential election integrity policy,” the representative said.

“Additionally, in accordance with our long standing strikes system, we issued a strike against the Rudy W. Giuliani channel, which temporarily restricts uploading or live-streaming,” she continued. 

Giuliani was suspended from the platform in January after also spreading unsubstantiated claims about the election, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Giuliani was one of a number of Trump allies who backed the former president’s efforts aimed at overturning the results of the November race. He faced a wave of backlash for making false statements in the wake of the violent Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.

Giuliani was accused of inciting violence for telling supporters of the president at a rally ahead of the Capitol breach, “Let’s have trial by combat.” 

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