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Famous Youtuber, Phil DeFranco, Censored by Google Social Justice Warriors

If you’re unaware, YouTube announced that they are demonetizing content they deem offensive or inappropriate. This form of censorship I’ve seen at our little YouTube channel for months. We have a little more than a thousand subs and the vast majority of iBankCoin’s revenues derives from the sale of premium products. However, there are thousands of strong and good content providers who depend on ad revenues to not only motivate them to provide valuable content, but to live.

Phil DeFranco does the news in a comedic way. He’s great at what he does and isn’t a leftist or a right winger, as far as I know. He has over 4.5 million subscribers and is concerned about this new form of censorship by Google.

Watch these videos.

I am sure this YouTube ad policy will move to digital media next. If you’re running a digital media brand and dependent on ad revenues to keep the lights on, I strongly suggest that you diversify.

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14 comments

  1. aformalcat

    Jesus you’ve gone full Fox News. That’s the most clickbait bs title and article… Go back to writing about stocks. Here’s an actual explanation of what happened. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUkj4h_Tq-0

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  2. UncleBuccs

    StormCloudsGathering got demonitized by YouTube last year for making videos criticizing Obama’s involvement in the Ukraine and Syria. Ultimately, it resulted in his ceasing video production. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqkIr-rUNpg

    Listen, this guy wasn’t offensive or conspiratorial, he was merely compiling the facts.

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  3. t.c.

    They are scared because conservatism is rising and they know the facts are not on their side.

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  4. gappingandyapping

    I have never heard of this guy but I don’t go on the internet much. YooToob should just sell out to the Chinese or Saudi Arabians. What’s next, trigger warnings?

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    • helicopter ben

      Trigger warnings might actually be a good idea on YouTube because people can mislead with titles and preview screens.

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      • tradercaddy

        Trigger warnings are good.
        It would give me time to assess the microagression and then decide which safe space to run to with the other twinkies.
        Always look for the safe space with warm blankets, play dough, videos of happy puppies, and Karl Marx writings on the walls.

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        • helicopter ben

          Naturally it is impossible to state things on the internet without getting trolled hardcore, even by a gentleman of both golf and trading.

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  5. The Alchemist

    the young turks, progressive news channel, had about 450 videos demonotized. Pretty much every who appeals gets monetized again. this whole thing is much to do about nothing.

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    • Dr. Fly

      That’s where you are woefully wrong. This isn’t about left v right. You are all programmed to think this way. This is about ordinary people, who aren’t part of the media-govt complex, being able to voice their opinions.

      Just 6% of the people trust the MSM. Why? Because they’re liars.

      How do you strike back?

      Take away the incentive for competition, which is money. This is absolutely huge for freedom of speech and the press, not about liberal v conservative.

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  6. Dr. Fly

    Re the appeals process

    Do you think this makes a lot of sense? Most people will not bother and will simply give up.

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  7. juice

    why shouldn’t the internets be run the same way old media has been run all these years … by the Pentagon!

    Tis no coincidence that on the CIA/Pentagon’s 10 person panel of ahem ‘innovators, Googles Eric Schmidt is front and center .. add Zuck of FB and they control the internets

    Musk however wouldn’t play ball and declined their offer, hence his rocket “mishap”. I’m sure it was all coincidence pissing off the pissy Zuck to no end.

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  8. Dr. Fly

    If you watch the second vid, you will see that Youtube isn’t targeting CNN and other media that agree with their apparent ideology. If forced to guess what they’re doing here, it is to corral the dissemination of information by removing the incentive for people to make content.

    Get it?

    Youtube is a business, but they’re also a virtual monopoly. If there was just 1 news channel on the teevee, there would be a fuckload of controversy about anything it did. The fact that they are targeting certain youtubers and not others means this is either being done with malice or great incompetence.

    you choose.

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