Google warned Sputnik on Tuesday that the video, in which Trump again alleged voter fraud during the 2020 US presidential election, would receive a "strike" for violating the EDSA policy that requires potentially sensitive content to be explicitly tagged as such.
EDSA stands for "educational, documentary, scientific or artistic" content. The policy targets videos perceived as promoting hate speech, bullying, racial slur or nudity.
The news agency was not the only one to have the Trump video blocked under the EDSA guidelines. RT said on Tuesday its upload of the uncut Trump speech was blocked for not being labeled as "violative." As of Wednesday, similar videos posted by Reuters and ABC have been removed, while that of The Independent remained, despite having no disclaimers.