After Vox host Carlos Maza, a radical homosexual who hates Christian conservatives, wrote a viral Twitter thread whining to YouTube about being harassed by conservative YouTube personality Stephen Crowder and his followers, YouTube demonetized my channel and purged many conservatives on its platform. Just a day earlier, YouTube had said in a series of tweets that Crowder’s alleged harassment of Maza (which consisted of jokes and parodies) did not violate its policies.
YouTube claimed it was updating its policy to ban videos espousing neo-Nazism, “white supremacy” and other “bigoted views.” The company also said it was changing its recommendation algorithm to reduce the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories.
The censorship of conservative and independent viewpoints by the liberal mainstream media has fostered the massive growth of conservative and alternative voices on YouTube. The tech giant’s attempt to purge these voices should exhort free thinkers to create new and better platforms.
Ironically, YouTube demonetized my channel minutes after taking down two of my videos condemning anti-Jewish hatred by Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and fringe white extremists who hate Jews. Other influential conservative and independent voices targeted by YouTube for censorship include my friends at PragerU, Stefan Molyneux, Gavin McInnes and others who expose left-wing lunacy and promote American values and exceptionalism. PragerU has filed a lawsuit to stop Google and YouTube from unlawfully censoring its educational videos and discriminating against its right to freedom of speech.
My channel and many others demonetized by YouTube do not spread hate. Every day on my daily radio broadcast (streamed live on YouTube) I tell people to stop blaming and hating others. I repudiate all hatred, blame, and victimhood. In fact, I wrote an entire book on how to overcome it. I rebuke callers on my radio show who harbor hatred toward Jews, whites, blacks or any other group. I encourage them to drop their anger and forgive so they can go free.
What YouTube is doing is outright censorship. It’s no secret that YouTube and its parent company Google support far-left causes. YouTube supports “gay pride” parades and celebrates homosexual and transgender creators, and its chief executive endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. President Trump and other conservatives have openly criticized YouTube and other social media networks for their bias against conservative views, and this latest censorship move is a prime example of their bias.
The “adpocalypse” targeted mostly conservative and right-leaning YouTube creators, but it’s being applied in such a broad and sloppy manner that even channels that chronicle historical videos of Nazis have been demonetized or banned for having the footage on their channels.
By demonetizing channels, YouTube is restricting conservative creators from running ads and blocking “Super Chats” (which allows viewers to donate during live streams and have their comments highlighted). YouTube is choking the lifeblood of content creator’s ability to make money off their videos.
The mainstream media and big tech companies like Google and YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and others call conservatives “hateful” while they actively empower and embolden radical LGBT social justice activists who are the real haters. Vox host Carlos Maza and the radical LGBT employee/activists at YouTube who agitated and pressured YouTube to censor and ban conservatives are the true bigots. They always spout off about “love” and “inclusion,” but they are the intolerant and hateful ones.
But liberals are not the only ones who censor and ban people they disagree with. So-called “conservative” and “Christian” outlets censor and ban outspoken conservatives all the time. It happens among conservative media outlets, organizations, and even among friends and families. If you don’t fit in their box or disagree with their doctrine, they will censor and blacklist you. In fact, if liberals complain loud enough about certain conservative commentators, some “conservative” media outlets won’t have these people back on their network!
When I first started my broadcast career in the early 90s, I was on a Christian station in Southern California. Things were going well until a group of black preachers who advertised on the station began complaining about me and threatened to boycott the station. The station owner, a white Christian man, eventually gave in and canceled my show out of fear. I moved on to other networks and stations because my purpose was given to me by God, not man.
When I was growing up, people would naturally agree or disagree, but you could hear both sides. It was par for the course in order to understand and deal with the issues of the day. Unfortunately, in today’s America, we do not have the freedom to openly disagree.
Private companies have a right to allow or exclude whomever they want on their platform as long as they are not getting taxpayer funds. And those who stand for truth and support the freedom of speech have the right to fight back.
We all know YouTube’s latest adpocalypse is an attempt to silence the truth and purge conservatives in order to appease far-left LGBT activists. This should unite conservatives – and bring out the best in us to be more creative and innovate in establishing alternative platforms that encourage free speech and the open exchange of ideas.
Article posted with permission from Jesse Lee Peterson
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