Tag Archives: YouTube

Federal Judge Stays Trump’s Suit Over YouTube Ban

Courthouse News reports: A federal judge on Wednesday stayed former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit demanding YouTube reinstate his social media account pending Trump’s appeal of the dismissal of his case against Twitter. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White ordered the stay and denied YouTube’s motion to dismiss the case. He also denied Trump’s motion for a preliminary injunction against YouTube …

Read More »

YouTube Zaps Riot Hearing Clip Over Trump’s Lies

The New York Times reports: The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot has been trying to draw more eyes to its televised hearings by uploading clips of the proceedings online. But YouTube has removed one of those videos from its platform, saying the committee was advancing election misinformation. The excerpt, which was uploaded June 14, included recorded testimony …

Read More »

FAA: YouTuber Crashed His Own Plane For The Views

The New York Times reports: The Federal Aviation Administration has found that Trevor Jacob, a daredevil YouTuber who posted a video of himself last year parachuting out of a plane that he claimed had malfunctioned, purposely abandoned the aircraft and allowed it to crash into the Los Padres National Forest in Southern California. In a letter to Mr. Jacob on …

Read More »

USC Sues Two YouTubers Over Terrorism “Pranks”

The Associated Press reports: The University of Southern California is suing two YouTube performers who the school says created panic after barging into classrooms to film prank videos for their channels. Court documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times claim the pair caused “terror and disruption” during three “classroom takeover incidents” in the university’s Mark Taper Hall of Humanities. The …

Read More »

YouTube Blocks Channel For Russia’s Parliament

Reuters reports: YouTube has blocked Duma TV which broadcasts from Russia’s lower house of parliament, drawing an angry response from officials who said the world’s most popular streaming service could face restrictions in response. On Saturday, a message on YouTube said the Duma channel had been “terminated for a violation of YouTube’s Terms of Service”. YouTube, owned by Alphabet, has …

Read More »

YouTube Yanks CPAC Speeches For Election Lies

The right wing Washington Examiner reports: American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp slammed YouTube on Thursday, calling the company “liars” after the website took down video content from half of the organization’s semiannual Conservative Political Action Conference. He also said the ACU is “officially revoking” its “somewhat laissez-faire” approach to Big Tech, now opting for a “nuclear option” to regulate …

Read More »

YouTube Blocks Kremlin Media Channels Worldwide

Axios reports: YouTube on Friday announced that it is blocking access worldwide to channels associated with Russian state-funded media. “This change is effective immediately, and we expect our systems to take time to ramp up,” YouTube wrote in a statement. “Our Community Guidelines prohibit content denying, minimizing or trivializing well-documented violent events. We are now removing content about Russia’s invasion …

Read More »

Trump Compares YouTube To Russia After Platform Removes Interview In Which He Lied About Election

YouTube has removed Trump’s interview with an internet prank group, during which he spewed his usual lies about the 2020 election and declared “YMCA” to be the “gay national anthem.” Predictably, the world’s most famous liar is extremely upset about this: Whatever happened to free speech in our Country? Incredibly, but not surprisingly, the Big Tech lunatics have taken down …

Read More »

YouTube Geoblocks Russian Channels Across Europe

TechCrunch reports: Google has just announced that YouTube will geoblock the Kremlin-affiliated media outlets Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik in Europe, following pressure from regional lawmakers to choke off Russian war propaganda. YouTube hosts thousands of videos by the two Russian state-affiliated media firms and RT’s own channel marketing claims it’s “the most watched news network on YouTube.” Yesterday Facebook, …

Read More »

YouTube And Facebook Demonetize Russian Outlets

Reuters reports: YouTube on Saturday barred Russian state-owned media outlet RT and other Russian channels from receiving money for advertisements that run with their videos, similar to a move by Facebook, after the invasion of Ukraine. Citing “extraordinary circumstances,” YouTube said in a statement that it was “pausing a number of channels’ ability to monetize on YouTube, including several Russian …

Read More »

Boebert’s Favorite Rapper Burns Rainbow Flags [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Tyson James, a MAGA-loving rapper, has released a new video in which he celebrates being called a bigot while setting fire to LGBTQ rainbow flags. “I’m gonna serve God, I’m toxic,” he raps defiantly. “Ain’t with the LGBTQ, y’all ain’t gonna make it, believe me you, just face it.” As he raps these lines, he spray paints …

Read More »

YouTube Permanently Bans Fox Host Dan Bongino

The Hill reports: YouTube on Wednesday permanently banned conservative commentator Dan Bongino from the platform, saying he attempted to evade a previous suspension. The Fox host uploaded a video to his main channel while his secondary channel, which primarily hosted short clips from his digital radio show, was actively suspended for violating YouTube’s COVID-19 misinformation policy. “When a channel receives …

Read More »

YouTube Axes Two Channels Run By Oath Keepers

Axios reports: YouTube has deactivated two channels linked to the Oath Keepers militia group whose members have been charged in relation to the January 6 Capitol riot, the company told Axios. The big picture: Social media platforms that were used to plan or promote the Capitol attack have moved with varying degrees of speed to bar the accounts involved. The …

Read More »

Bongino Rages At “Bullshit Big Tech Shithole” YouTube

More performative “outrage” for the cultists: “If I said I was surprised here I’d be lying,” said Bongino of being suspended. “We knew it was just a matter of time before the tyrannical, free-speech hating, bullshit, big tech shithole you work for, would try to silence us. I anxiously waited for this moment however, as I’ve said on my show …

Read More »

YouTube Suspends Dan Bongino For COVID Lies

The Hill reports: YouTube took action against conservative commentator Dan Bongino’s channel Friday, suspending it for violating the platform’s COVID-19 misinformation policy and demonetizing it for at least 30 days. The week-long posting suspension stems from a video where Bongino said that masks are “useless” in stopping the spread of the disease. YouTube’s COVID-19 policy specifically prohibits content denying the …

Read More »

YouTube TV Loses All Disney Channels In Fees Dispute

The Washington Post reports: All Disney-owned content, including ABC and ESPN, went dark on YouTube TV late Friday after a breakdown in distribution negotiations between Disney and Google. The financial dispute between the media giants over carriage fees has led to the first major blackout for Google-owned YouTube TV, which has more than 3 million subscribers and is one of …

Read More »

YouTube Begins Hiding “Dislike” Counts From View

The Verge reports: YouTube has announced that it’ll be hiding public dislike counts on videos across its site, starting today. The company says the change is to keep smaller creators from being targeted by dislike attacks or harassment, and to promote “respectful interactions between viewers and creators.” The dislike button will still be there, but it’ll be for private feedback, …

Read More »

Kremlin Threatens To Block YouTube After Two State Media Channels Get Deleted For Pushing COVID Lies

Reuters reports: Russia has threatened to ban YouTube and block German news media websites after the American site removed two online channels run by RT, the Kremlin-funded television station. YouTube said that it had deleted RT’s German-language channels, RT DE and Der Fehlende Part, for repeated breaches of its policies on spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. The decision provoked a …

Read More »

YouTube Bans Prominent Anti-Vaxxers, Anti-Vax Clips

The Washington Post reports: YouTube is taking down several video channels associated with high-profile anti-vaccine activists including Joseph Mercola [photo] and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who experts say are partially responsible for helping seed the skepticism that’s contributed to slowing vaccination rates across the country. As part of a new set of policies aimed at cutting down on anti-vaccine content …

Read More »

Trump Petitions Court To Reinstate YouTube Account

The New York Post reports: Former President Donald Trump on Monday asked a Florida judge to issue a preliminary injunction in his case against YouTube that would compel the company to reinstate his access to the platform. Trump’s lawyers said they plan to make similar requests in his suits against Facebook and Twitter in the coming weeks. The request for …

Read More »