This kind of censorship will likely “continue unabated,” Grabowski told The Epoch Times. “In fact, it’s probably going to get worse.”
Although YouTube's new policy does not violate any laws, including the First Amendment, Grabowski said the censoring of such videos “violates the spirit of Section 230 for platforms like YouTube,” noting that the company shouldn’t “be taking on editorial roles and deciding which viewpoints are objectionable.”
“This is not — to use the law’s own words — an ‘action voluntarily taken in good faith.’ And I doubt YouTube will apply this policy to videos claiming election fraud in other countries,” he said.
Online censorship and Section 230 are among the topics Grabowski covers in his forthcoming textbook on Cyber Law & Ethics, which will be published by Routledge in 2021.