Tag Archives: YouTube

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 …

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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 …

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YouTube Suspends Rand Paul For Posting COVID Lies

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Rand Paul is fuming after YouTube censored the second one of his videos for violating community guidelines on COVID-19 and suspended him from posting more videos for a week. “They are now banning all my speech, including speech that is given on the Senate floor, which is protected constitutional,” the Kentucky Republican senator told reporters …

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YouTube Suspends Australian Network For COVID Lies

Reuters reports: Sky News Australia said on Sunday it has been temporarily suspended by the video-sharing site YouTube following the platform’s review of content for compliance with its COVID-19 policies. The 24-hour cable and television channel, which claims to have 1.85 million YouTube subscribers, is operated by Australian News Channel Pty Ltd and is a subsidiary of News Corp Australia. …

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Cultist Streamer Deletes Trump Speech To Evade Ban

As a reminder, this happened earlier this month: The YouTube channel of Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN), a website best known for hosting feeds of Donald Trump’s rallies, town halls and public appearances since July 2015, was suspended Friday ahead of the former president’s Saturday rally in Sarasota, Florida. Three of the channel’s videos were also deleted by YouTube specifically …

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YouTube Deletes Bolsonaro’s Clips For COVID Disinfo

Reuters reports: YouTube said on Wednesday it had removed videos from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s channel for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, becoming the latest tech giant to pull his pandemic pronouncements. YouTube said in a press release the decision was taken “after careful review” and without consideration for Bolsonaro’s job or political ideology. The far-right former army captain, …

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YouTube Freezes CPAC’s Channel For COVID Lies

Breitbart whines: Google-owned YouTube took down a video featuring Donald Trump from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), locking the organization’s account for one week and preventing them from posting more videos from the conference. “It is clear that YouTube censored CPAC because we stood with former President Donald Trump on his lawsuit against Big Tech,” said ACU Chairman Matt …

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Study: YouTube’s Algorithm Still Amplifies Hate, Disinfo

Politico reports: Violent videos and misinformation are amplified by YouTube’s algorithm, despite the company’s rules meant to limit their spread, according to a Mozilla Foundation report published July 7. The foundation — a nonprofit that advocates on privacy issues — found 71 percent of all videos that volunteers reported as disturbing were recommended by the video-sharing platform’s algorithm. They included …

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YouTube Suspends Major Right Wing Streaming Outlet

Mediaite reports: On the eve of former President and current Florida resort proprietor Donald Trump’s rally in Sarasota, YouTube has suspended Right Side Broadcsting Network (RBSN) from the service, hobbling a popular destination for Trump supporters. RSBN has been trying to stay ahead of social media guidelines on misinforation, at one point muting MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell as he went …

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California Cop Plays Taylor Swift During Confrontation, Claims Copyright Means It Can’t Be Posted To YouTube

The Verge reports: A confrontation Tuesday between a police sergeant and member of the public didn’t start out unusually. James Burch, policy director of the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP), was standing outside the Alameda Courthouse in Oakland, California when an officer approached him and asked him to move a banner. As the two argued, the sergeant noticed he was being …

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YouTube Reinstates Right Wing Watch After Backlash

Raw Story reports: YouTube has reconsidered their deletion of the Right Wing Watch account. After huge backlash, trending on Twitter most of Monday, and multiple news stories about YouTube’s decision, the account was brought back. Ironically, what RWW found was that many of the videos that they cut and uploaded for their own purposes came from larger clips that were …

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YouTube Bans Right Wing Watch, Deletes All Videos

The Daily Beast reports: Right Wing Watch has been permanently suspended from YouTube, the organization announced on Twitter on Monday. According to screenshots posted by RWW, the Google-owned video platform informed the group that their official YouTube channel would be permanently removed from the site due to numerous violations of its community guidelines. Right Wing Watch senior fellow Kyle Mantyla …

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YouTube Bans Booze, Drugs, Political Ads On Masthead

Axios reports: YouTube will stop accepting ads for its masthead ad unit from certain verticals, including alcohol sales, gambling, prescription drugs, and election and political ads, Axios has learned. YouTube’s masthead, a highly visible rectangle across the top of the homepage, is often the platform’s most expensive and sought-after ad unit. Beginning Monday, ads that feature any gambling-related content offline …

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YouTube Suspends Sen. Ron Johnson For COVID Lies

The Insider reports: Senator Ron Johnson has been suspended from YouTube for a week after his account uploaded a video of him spreading medical misinformation, in violation of Google’s detailed policy on the matter. The conflict is the latest episode of a running feud the Republican from Wisconsin is waging against the video-sharing website, accusing the company of censorship when …

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Anti-Vaccine Evangelical Radio Host Flips Out About “Marxism” After YouTube Bans Him For Spreading Lies

The Christian Post reports: Conservative Christian commentator and bestselling author Eric Metaxas’ radio show was terminated from YouTube this week after receiving multiple strikes for violating the video platform’s guidelines due to videos on vaccine passports and the 2020 election. A YouTube spokesperson told The Christian Post the show’s channel was terminated under the “longstanding three strikes system.” “Specifically, we …

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Court Orders NYC Incel Hoax Bomber Into Therapy

The New York Daily News reports: A popular YouTuber accused of live-streaming a bomb threat in Manhattan is out on bail to get psychiatric treatment, a federal judge ruled. Malik Sanchez, who uses the online moniker “Smooth Sanchez,” was released from the Essex County jail in New Jersey. Sanchez, 19 was locked up after arrest on April 14 for proclaiming …

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YouTube Bans Former Trump Official Sebastian Gorka

Salon reports: Former Trump White House senior adviser turned right-wing radio host Sebastian Gorka was permanently booted off of YouTube over the weekend after receiving his third strike on the platform in 90 days for touting unhinged election conspiracy theories. Gorka’s channel was suspended for misleading users on the platform by pushing the baseless claim that the 2020 election was …

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YouTube Flops In Moves Meant To Thwart Hate Speech

The Verge reports: Google says it has blocked several terms associated with hate speech from being used as ad keywords on YouTube videos. The move follows a report by The Markup, which found that advertisers could search for terms like “white lives matter” and “white power” when deciding where to place ads on YouTube. Google says it does not publicly …

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YouTube Suspends Streamer Over Trump CPAC Speech

From Right Side Broadcasting: RSBN has been suspended from YouTube for two weeks, with live streaming and the ability to upload new videos revoked.  According to YouTube, this is due to our video of President Trump’s speech at CPAC, which violated their policies on election misinformation. YouTube has also removed the video from their platform, which at last check was …

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YouTube CEO: We’ll Reinstate Trump’s Channel Once We Determine That The “Risk Of Violence Has Decreased”

Politico reports: YouTube will reinstate former President Donald Trump’s channel once the “elevated risk of violence” has passed, the Google-owned video sharing site’s CEO said Thursday. “We will lift the suspension of the Donald Trump channel when we determine the risk of violence has decreased,” Susan Wojcicki said at an event hosted by the Atlantic Council. “We will turn the …

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