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YouTube takes page out of Elon Musk’s X playbook in disclaimers on Sean McDermott’s 9/11 controversy

YouTube takes page out of Elon Musk’s X playbook in disclaimers on Sean McDermott’s 9/11 controversy

Sean McDermott's 9/11 controversy has gotten the attention of YouTube, more likely Mike Florio and Peter King's comments on the situation in Buffalo. Viewers on Pro Football Talk are greeted with a disclaimer different from those posted on Twitter/X on conspiracy theories or inaccurate, fabricated videos.

It is rare for a video on YouTube to receive this treatment, much less from a television personality such as NBC's Florio. Here's a screenshot of what the added context looks like:

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YouTube video with blue context addition

The added context delivers an excerpt from Britannica that talks about what the 9/11 attacks were. Here's some of what the excerpt says:

"September 11 attacks, also called 9/11 attacks, series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks committed in 2001 by 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda against targets in the United States, the deadliest terrorist attacks on American soil in U.S. history."
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Upon clicking on context, the viewer is directed to the Britannica page to learn more about the attacks.

Regarding the video, King had the most incendiary take regarding a $600 million payment to the Bills. Here's how he put it:

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"There will be those in New York who will retch and want to vomit that the state has given the Buffalo Bills $600 million with a coach there who brought up the terrorists on 9/11 as an example of teamwork and communication."

Sean McDermott scandal comes on the eve of a challenging stretch

Sean McDermott at Buffalo Bills vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Sean McDermott's Bills have fought hard to stay afloat at 6-6. However, what transpires over the next two games could soar or sink the franchise for the season. This weekend, Josh Allen squares off against Patrick Mahomes in a game that could keep the Bills in the playoff hunt and give them their biggest win this season.

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If the Bills squeak past the Chiefs, they will take on the 9-3 Dallas Cowboys. If the team comes out of the next two weeks at 8-6, seemingly anything is possible in the playoff hunt.

However, if it sinks to 6-8, the franchise might be done for the year. McDermott's scandal adds to Buffalo's troubles in this do-or-die phase.

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Abhimanyu Gupta
 
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