Hours before any state’s polls closed on Election Day 2020, YouTube channels were broadcasting fake election night results to tens of thousands of viewers.

Eight videos out of the top 20 videos in the YouTube search results for “LIVE 2020 Presidential Election Results” showed what appeared to be the same fake results graphics that channels were spamming in an effort to get views and, on three of the channels, made money from advertisements that played before the stream via YouTube ad services.

One of the channels Insider found to be broadcasting fake results had more than 1.4 million subscribers, and four of them were verified channels. Insider also found that the top four search results for “Presidential Election Results” were fake election night results, and search results for “Election Results” also resulted in three of the same fake broadcasts. Read More..