BIG TECH INTERFERENCE: Ramaswamy Says YouTube Censorship of Interviewer Is Election Rigging

January 11th, 2024 2:43 PM

GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy accused Google-owned YouTube of election interference by censoring the account of one of his recent interviewers.

Influencer Shaneyyricch (Shane Ginsburg) posted on X (formerly Twitter) Jan. 9 that his channel had been banned from YouTube on the very same day his view-grabbing interview of Ramaswamy was posted. Subsequently, Ramaswamy slammed the Google-owned platform’s decision in an X post accusing Google of attempting “to rig this election.” As Ramaswamy himself noted, MRC Free Speech America research previously found he was the most censored presidential candidate in the 2024 race.

Ginsburg stated in the X post that his interview of Ramaswamy had millions of views before his channel was abruptly terminated. “In the past 3 months I’ve taken this channel from 0 to 150,000 subs and 185 million views,” Ginsburg wrote. “This is blat[a]nt censorship in front of our eyes. I had zero strikes on this channel and was given no reason for the ban.” He included an apparent screenshot of YouTube’s message, which merely claimed “severe or repeated violations of our Community Guidelines.” No specific examples were cited in YouTube’s notice.

Ramaswamy quoted Ginsburg’s post and added his own rebuke: “If Google is going to rig this election, just end the charade & say so. That seems to be the message they’re sending.” In another post about the YouTube ban, Ramaswamy declared sarcastically, “Big Tech censorship to rig an election…who would have ever imagined.”

While the exact content violation is unknown, The Daily Dot noted that the interview included controversial discussions, which could trigger leftists. For instance, Ramaswamy reportedly called for an end to birthright citizenship, insisted on only paper ballots for voting, and vowed to fire most of “the deep state,” or the entrenched federal bureaucracy. Ginsburg later posted footage of his interview with Ramaswamy on X.

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