While viewers around the country are watching the outcome of election night from reputable outlets, several YouTube channels have sought to make a buck from their interest. Insider highlights many channels that started live streams of false data long before even the earliest polls closed and results began to become available.
They had incorrect or manipulated outcomes of Electoral Collage, and some of the streams found had monetization enabled. YouTube said in a tweet that “…we are removing live streams that violate our Community Guidelines. We have established policies prohibiting spam, deceptive practices & scams, and we continue to be vigilant with regards to election-related content in the lead-up and post-election period.” It also directed users towards real data, as well as the live counter of Google.