In March 2021 YouTube suspended Rudy Giuliani for the second time in two months after the former New York City mayor lied again in videos that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from former U.S. President Donald Trump.
If such lies take hold in the population, our democracies are in danger. Because if you can convince people that real news is fake, it will be much easier to convince them that fake news is real. If everyone always lies to you, the consequence is not that you believe the lies, but that no one trusts anything anymore. A people who can no longer trust anything can not make decisions. It deprives not only the ability to act, but also the ability to think and to make judgments. With such people you can do whatever you want.