YouTube has suspended Fox News host Dan Bongino for content that contained “misinformation” about COVID-19.
YouTube appeared to take issue with Bongino’s claims that masks were “useless” in preventing the virus. His channel has more than 850,000 subscribers.
He is making his first strike at the platform. There will be three strikes that result in a ban of 90 days.
YouTube spokesperson: ForbesBongino “repeatedly violated”[ed]Our Advertiser-Friendly Guidelines for Dangerous and Harmful Acts
The Bongino Report posted the following tweet after the suspension: “YouTube just suspended Dan’s channel for daring to question the mask fascists. They were probably waiting to hear our apology. But that’s not quite how it worked out for them. Here’s Dan’s email to “Coco” at YouTube telling them to plant a big wet kiss on his ass.”
Dan’s expletive-filled email to “CoCo” the YouTube representative indicated that he was not surprised by the suspension.
“If I said I was surprised here I would be lying,” he said. “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.”
Bongino praisedHe has also invested in Rumble video streaming alternative. He then added a “deal” proposal to the representative about how he would get his channel back.
“So here’s my deal to you, and there will be NO negotiation,” he said. “After your “suspension,” I will immediately post content questioning why masks have been totally ineffective and stopping this pandemic. I dare you to do something about it.”
Rumble later tweetedBongino’s cause:
“Dan Bongino, one of the most vocal supporters of free speech and the 1st amendment was just suspended on YouTube where their CEO says free speech is a “core value”. The human right to freedom of expression is guaranteed. @dbongino & all creators, we have your back. #StandWithDan”