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Judge in California indicates she won't make YouTube restore conservative content it judged as violating safety rules

By Mike Swift
  • 02 Nov 2020 16:09
  • 19 May 2021 13:06
A federal judge in Silicon Valley signaled today that she is unlikely to grant an Election Day restraining order forcing YouTube to restore content posted by a group of conservative commentators who the platform said violated its community standards by promoting QAnon and other conspiracy theories.
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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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