Death by 1 Billion Cuts! YouTube TERMINATES, Reinstates American Principles Project Channel

Free speech online is a big deal. “Big Tech hates America and free speech It’s death by 1 billion cuts. We’re not going to let them get away with it,” Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell said in a tweet.

American Principles Project Director of Policy Jon Schweppe said on SubStack APP received an “e-mail from Google notifying us that our YouTube channel had been shut down due to ‘severe or repeated violations’ of YouTube’s community guidelines.” YouTube suspended American Principles Project’s YouTube channel on Monday, Schweppe wrote. The screenshot of YouTube’s purported message accused APP of “severe or repeated violations of our Community Guidelines.” The message added, “[I]t’s our job to make sure that YouTube is a safe place for all.” 

Terry Schilling (APP President) suggested what he believed to be the ultimate offending clip on TwitterThis is. This video denounced anti-American propaganda at schools and online porn. The video showed a “dad” throwing away The 1619 project and condemning moves to allow boys to compete in girls’ sports. Schweppe wrote that the video “had received tens of thousands of views and was our best performing video on the channel.”

Schweppe wondered why the APP YouTube channel had been blocked. Did it have to do with Schilling’s tweet? “Maybe it was because of our effort to expose how Big Pharma and the radical Left are colluding to exploit transgendered people — and especially transgendered children — for profit?” Schweppe questioned. “But it might be even simpler than that. APP has been a thorn in Big Tech’s side for years now. … Maybe Google thought it would be good strategically to silence APP ahead of some key votes coming up in the House?”

Ivy Choi, YouTube spokesperson, responded to an inquiry from MRC Free Speech America, saying, “We enforce our Terms of Service equally for everyone, and terminated the American Principles Project (APP) channel for reuploading content from a previously terminated channel. Following review, the appeal was reinstated and a warning sent to the channel. This is in compliance with the three-strikes process. We’re working with APP to explain our policies so they can make the best decisions for their channel moving forward.” YouTube cited reuploads of Steve Bannon’s War Room on the APP channel as the reason for the channel’s suspension.

YouTube seems to have been increasing its censorship in recent months. YouTube reportedly announced demonetization of all content critical of the liberal “climate change” narrative and censorship of all content critical of vaccines. YouTube also demonetized randomly hunting and fishing videos. Big Tech even reportedly gave in to Russia’s government and blocked Alexey Navalny, a Russian dissident.

The Free Speech Alliance includes American Principles Project.

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