More than a month after the US presidential election, YouTube says it will start removing newly uploaded material that claims widespread voter fraud or errors changed the outcome.

The Google-owned video service said on Wednesday that this is in line with how it has dealt with past elections.

That’s because Tuesday was the “safe harbour” deadline for the election and YouTube said enough states have certified their results to determine Joe Biden as the winner.

US election officials say there were no serious irregularities in the November 3 vote.

Attorney General William Barr said last week the Justice Department had not identified voter fraud that would change the presidential election.

YouTube said it is trying to strike a balance between “allowing for a broad range of political speech and making sure our platform isn’t abused to incite real-world harm or broadly spread harmful misinformation”.