Mexican president lambasts YouTube after company edits video revealing NYT journalist's number

  • Source: Reuters
  • February 26, 2024

"Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador criticized YouTube on Sunday night [Feb. 25] after the tech company removed the video of a news conference in which the leader revealed the private telephone number of the New York Times' Mexico bureau chief. The platform said the video had violated their policies on harassment and cyberbullying. It later republished an edited version without the reporter's private information.

In response, [on his X account] Lopez Obrador accused the platform of censorship and said it was acting with an overbearing and authoritarian attitude.


‘She [the reporter] is slandering us and if she is very worried, then she should change her phone number,’ Lopez Obrador told reporters after the video was released. ‘Above the personal data protection law, there is the dignity of the president.’"

Read original article