YouTube Purge Hits Pinnacle as dozens of Conservative and Gun Rights Channels were Terminated
YouTube was already on a censorship rampage against conservative voices but a pinnacle came during the week of Feb 26th – Mar 4th, They were not just demonetizing accounts but deleting them altogether. Google, who owns YouTube, has censored on its platforms for a few years, as has other social media giants like Twitter, and Facebook but there had not been a week like this from any of them before. The radical Left’s “speech purge” was well under way, and so too their goal of the complete extermination of all pro-America, pro-Trump, pro-liberty voices. It was reported that as many as 1000 YouTube channels were terminated in a 72-hour period, but number seems to be exaggerated. Dozens seems far more likely, but it was a message sent from the deep state that they are coming after free speech – especially those defending the 2nd amendment and those asking questions about mass shootings that the mainstream media won’t.
Jon Robberson, producer of the Hagmann Report, reported on March 5th:
Today closes out a week in the New Media that can only be described as a bloodbath. YouTube eliminated: Victurus Libertas, Jake Morphonios, David Seaman, The Dr of Common Sense, Ron Johnson and many, many others. Dr Jerome Corsi voluntarily removed all of the content from his YouTube channel, after receiving two strikes overnight.
Google, and its popular video sharing platform YouTube, are quickly becoming purveyors of propaganda, censoring material that could expose and question the status quo. These popular internet platforms are following in the footsteps of oppressive government regimes that punish whistle blowers and go after anyone who asks questions, seeks answers and reports on the most atrocious abuses of the day.
A YouTube policy change openly admitted that videos would be taken down if they contained “controversial or sensitive subjects and events including subjects related to
" >war, political conflicts, natural disasters, and tragedies, even if graphic imagery is not shown.” This meant that videos would be taken down if they exposed human rights violations, democide or any other government and corporate abuses. In other words, Google and YouTube are quickly becoming propaganda arms for those in power. These platforms will not allow people to question and speak out against atrocities like organ harvesting
and trafficking, how governments have historically used gun control
to make the population compliant and defenseless, or how children have been used and killed in medical experiments.
In the Daily Telegraph on December 5th 2017, Susan Wojcicki, YouTube’s CEO, said some users were exploiting YouTube to “mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm.” She said the company was taking “aggressive action” on comments, using technology to help staff find and shut down hundreds of accounts and hundreds of thousands of comments. As it turned out, some users were using their 1st amendment right to speak truth, defend the 2nd amendment, expose deep state lies, or just speak Christian values. This apparently hindered the hypocritical YouTube’s efforts to “mislead” and “manipulate” so they began to “harass, or even harm” (harm by demonetizing or stealing the earnings of users whose accounts were terminated without notice) conservative channels, alternative news channels, gun channels, and Christian channels.
Although she said more than 150,000 of these videos had been removed from June to December (5X normal), Youtube planned to dedicate more than 10,000 staff to rooting out violent extremist content on YouTube in 2018. And 2018 is when the firestorm began. Some channel terminations continued in January and February, but the heavy purge really began in late February and early March as the deep state sought to fully control the push for gun control following the Parkland school shooting that has all of the signs of another false flag to take away our right to bear arms.
In March, the UK government suspended its adverts from YouTube, following concerns they were appearing next to inappropriate content. And in a speech at the United Nations general assembly in September, UK Prime Minister Theresa May challenged tech firms to take down terrorist material in two hours. The prime minister has repeatedly called for an end to the “safe spaces” she says terrorists enjoy online. Earlier in 2017, Google announced it would give a total of £1m ($1.3m) to fund projects that help counter extremism in the UK. And, in June, YouTube announced four new steps it was taking to combat extremist content:
- Improving its use of machine learning to remove controversial videos
- Working with 15 new expert groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, the No Hate Speech Movement, and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue – later adding the Southern Poverty Law Center.
- Tougher treatment for videos that are not illegal but have been flagged by users as potential violations of its policies on hate speech and violent extremism
- Redirecting people who search for certain keywords towards a playlist of curated YouTube videos that directly confront and debunk violent extremist messages
What does the UK deem an “extremist”, or “terrorist”? Maybe similar to how the US now defines the terms? Judging by who they let into their country and who they refuse, as pointed out in the below video, it’s quite backwards!
Natural News, who had their highly popular YouTube channel removed, reported the following:
We are Change revealed how they were being censored in March 2015. “In the last few days we noticed our YouTube numbers take a massive down turn while the majority of our new videos and top videos have been demonetized with no explanation at all. We looked at our website and social media numbers and they were better than ever but for some reason — our YouTube channel took a massive hit.”
YouTube terminated the Activist Post’s unblemished channel without warning during the 2017 purge:
A couple of weeks ago we were surprised to find our YouTube channel completely deleted with the message “This account has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s policy against spam, deceptive practices, and misleading content or other Terms of Service violations.
Prior to having our channel seized, we were in perfect standing with YouTube. We were in the YouTube Partners program and most of our content was ad-friendly. We didn’t have a single complaint or strike against our account. All content was original or posted with permission. There were no personal attacks. If anyone was offended by our content, they were offended by ideas about peace and individual freedom. It’s becoming a common theme, though, as we’ve also been removed from participating in two major ad networks: Google Ad Exchange and Amazon’s CPM Ads programs. Both of which we had been using for some time without issue. You can read the rest of the story at our Patreon page.
Prager University — a YouTube channel featuring short videos on political and social issues founded by conservative talk show host Dennis Prager — was still involved with a lawsuit with Google (YouTube’s owner) over putting a restricted tag on Prager videos.
The restricted tag means that computers in restricted mode — in places like schools and libraries — wouldn’t be able to access them at all. Perhaps most disturbing, according to Forbes, is that these algorithmic judgements are often based on “community flagging” (translation: angry liberals being offended) and can’t be appealed once applied.
“Watch any one of our videos and you’ll immediately realize that Google/YouTube censorship is entirely ideologically driven,” Prager told The Daily Wire.
“For the record, our videos are presented by some of the finest minds in the Western world, including four Pulitzer Prize winners, former prime ministers, and professors from the most prestigious universities in America.”
At least Prager didn’t have his content deleted. That’s what happened to conservative website Legal Insurrection, whose channel was deleted back in January because of “multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement” regarding material the user posted, in spite of the fact that they had never received any claims prior to that.
As it turns out, the material involved audio from a single complaint from the Modern Languages Association after Legal Insurrection posted audio of an MLA vote on a resolution condemning Israel.
A partial list of popular YouTube channels that were terminated are:
- Natural News
- Blackstone Intelligence
- Victurus Libertas
- Back to the Constitution
- Destroying the Illusion
- Dr. of Common Sense
- Liberty Columnist
- The Richie Allen Show
A more complete list HERE
“Clearly this was a politically motivated move,” Legal Insurrection publisher and Cornell University Law Professor William Jacobson told Fox News in an interview in January. “I never received any request or complaint from MLA. These were perfectly legitimate fair use excerpts with great news value.”
“This is an attempt to silence our reporting on a matter of great public importance,” he said. “It’s very frustrating, it’s very scary, to have eight years of content removed without a chance to defend yourself.”
While Legal Insurrection’s content was eventually restored, the restoration didn’t happen without significant public pressure — and, after all, you don’t see this happening to Vox.
Independent media source, All News Pipeline, had to appeal eight videos that were stripped of monetization for censorship reasons.
YouTube also cracked down on pro-gun channels, as the accounts of James Yeager, Hickok45, and Military Arms were terminated along with others.
Many other popular Youtube channels weren’t terminated, but had 2 strikes against them essentially overnight such as Dr. Jerome Corsi (who has been deciphering the Qanon drops), Infowars, and many more.
The Conservative Tribune reported that:
YouTube has been unapologetic when it comes to censoring conservative videos, claiming that it’s merely happening algorithmically. However, when it comes to searching for “how to have s*x with your kids,” you were A-OK … According to BuzzFeed, that’s the disturbing first thing that showed up for many users in the website’s autocomplete when they went to search “how to have…”
“On Sunday afternoon, BuzzFeed News attempted the search on multiple devices in an incognito browser window, which surfaced search results without taking into account past browsing history,” the report read.
“In each instance, inputting the phrase ‘how to have’ returned the same result,” which was this:
Welcome to 1984!
YouTube next took steps to fight undesirable videos another way. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced a couple of weeks after the “purge week” that the video platform will soon begin displaying links to “fact-based” sites alongside conspiracy videos. Called “information cues”, these snippets of information will link to “reputable” articles in order to combat “hoaxes” and “fake news” stories (gotta use lots of quotation marks to highlight mass media’s biased vocabulary).
Using Wikipedia, a text-based, volunteer encyclopedia site, that can be edited by anyone, is a rather perplexing choice. While college and university students are prohibited from using the site as an information source due to reliability issues, Wikipedia will be used as a “fact-checking” site by YouTube. Maybe that’s because most Wikipedia articles completely deny most conspiracies. Although not officially announced, expect to see Snopes as another “fact-checking” site … Despite the fact that the site has a clear pro-elite agenda. Click the links for Wikipedia and Snopes to learn more on why these 2 are deep state controlled and that’s why they’re pushed by Google, YouTube, etc.