YouTube Joins Other Big Tech Platforms, Censors President Donald Trump

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January 13th, 2021 4:23 PM

YouTube has joined Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Reddit, TikTok and even Shopify in censoring President Donald Trump. The platform suspended Trump’s account “in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence.”

CNN Reporter Suggests YouTube Should’ve Censored More Before Election

TechWatch
January 11th, 2021 2:39 PM

Despite the fact that Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Reddit, TikTok and even Shopify have all censored President Donald Trump, that still isn’t enough for some in the media. At least one media member in particular, CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan suggested YouTube also bears some culpability and that it should have censored more prior to the election. 

YouTube Reinstates Banned ‘talkRADIO’ Channel, Bewilders BBC

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January 6th, 2021 11:59 AM

YouTube reversed its termination of a YouTube channel, casting further doubt on its ability to moderate consistently. “YouTube has reinstated TalkRadio's channel on its platform hours after saying it had been ‘terminated’ for breaking the tech firm's rules,’” The BBC reported Jan. 5.

Top 10 Worst Cases of Big Tech Censorship in 2020

TechWatch
January 4th, 2021 4:27 PM

Online platforms got to use their favorite tool in 2020 before and even after the election: censorship.


 

25 Times Big Tech Claimed They Censored Conservatives by Mistake

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December 21st, 2020 11:31 AM

Big Tech has eviscerated free speech on social media. There have been at least 25 famous, well-documented examples of when Big Tech companies censored conservatives, allegedly by mistake since August 7. 2018.

Weinstein on Institutional Tyranny: Maybe We Deserve Chinese Communism

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December 18th, 2020 11:58 AM

The man who coined the term “Intellectual Dark Web” suggested that if the United States is willing to put up with institutional tyranny, “[t]hen maybe we deserve Chinese Communism.” Eric Weinstein opined that the United States might just “deserve Chinese Communism” in a tweet thread response to Stripe CEO Patrick Collison. Collison stated in a tweet that someone he knew had “useful COVID-…

FTC Demands Answers from Big Tech on User Privacy, Data Usage

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December 15th, 2020 12:09 PM

It’s been a rough few months for Big Tech with antitrust lawsuits against Google and Facebook, and the confirmation of Big Tech “Bias Hawk” Nathan Simmington as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Now, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has demanded answers about Big Tech’s practices and influence.  

The FTC ordered nine Big Tech companies to disclose how they…

Facebook Threatens to Censor Pro-Free Speech Comedian JP Sears

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December 14th, 2020 4:58 PM

Anti-PC comedian JP Sears told his social media followers that Facebook is threatening to deplatform him. Sears is known for his counter-culture comedy, which takes jabs at subjects like political correctness, the liberal media and Big Tech. “Hey family, looks like my days here on Facebook are numbered,” Sears told his audience on Dec. 8.

Alan Dershowitz: ‘I Challenge YouTube to Take This Show Off Your Site’

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December 11th, 2020 12:51 PM

“This show will make news. I challenge YouTube to take this show off your site, off your platform,” iconic civil rights lawyer and Constitutional Scholar Alan Dershowitz said in the latest episode of The Dershow on his YouTube channel.

‘Bannings Are Coming’: Rubin SLAMS YouTube Election Speculation Policy

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December 9th, 2020 5:06 PM

YouTube has long past been done pretending to be neutral. But now the internet’s biggest video platform has proclaimed that there will be no questioning of the 2020 election going forward. 
 

OAN Declaring Independence: Preps to #MakeTheSwitch to Rumble Platform

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December 4th, 2020 1:22 PM

One America News Network (OAN) proclaimed that it will switch to Rumble, a free speech alternative to YouTube. OAN announced it has “decided to #MakeTheSwitch to #Rumble, where we can freely report the news without restrictions or censorship,” in a Dec. 3 tweet.

YouTube Suspends OAN as Liberal Senators Call for Censorship

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November 25th, 2020 2:09 PM

YouTube is now attacking entire news channels such as One America News Network (OAN) for “misinformation.” “YouTube has barred One America News Network from posting new videos for a week and stripped it of its ability to make money off existing content,” Axios reported on Tuesday. A YouTube spokesperson had reportedly explained to the outlet that OAN had been punished for uploading a…

YouTube Bows to Transgender Activists, Deletes Candace Owens Podcast

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November 24th, 2020 4:11 PM

YouTube thinks there is only one acceptable narrative on gender and sexuality — the leftist view. Discussions that question the narrative are “hate speech.” The platform deleted two gender-focused episodes of PragerU’s The Candace Owens Show because they violated the company’s hate speech policy.

YouTube Alternative Rumble Sees Huge Download Increase After Election

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November 16th, 2020 4:36 PM

Just as many conservatives are leaving Facebook and Twitter for Parler, some have also begun to leave YouTube for a different video-sharing platform. The platform Rumble has experienced massive growth in the weeks following the election, according to The Washington Post (The Post), and unsurprisingly, the left is unhappy about it.