Former President Trump gave a stellar speech at last week’s CPAC and YouTube moved to immediately shut it down and punish conservatives who posted it.
Right Side Broadcasting Network(RSBN) uploaded Trump’s CPAC speech to the platform, the video was taken down by YouTube and RSBN was banned from posting for 2 weeks.
From PJ Media:
“RSBN has been suspended from YouTube for two weeks because of the Trump [CPAC] speech, which violated their guidelines on election misinformation,” RSBN announced on Twitter Thursday. “The video was approaching 4 million views. They have also removed it from their platform.”
RSBN, a conservative media company founded in July 2015, became known for live-stream coverage of Trump’s rallies on YouTube. In December 2020, it began uploading videos to the alternative video streaming service Rumble. RSBN covered many legal hearings alleging fraud in the 2020 election, streamed Trump’s January 6 speech before the Capitol riot, and reached almost 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube in January.
RSBN later claimed that “even some of the major [news] networks had their video of Trump’s speech removed, though it is not clear if they also received a two week suspension and/or strike on their accounts like we did. Doubt it.”
The media refused to cover Trumps monumental speech and Big Tech is taking down many of these videos and clips from around the web. Major Silicon valley corporations have a stranglehold on information and keep tabs on what the American public can see online. Germany and other countries have hammered platforms for moves like this in the past but leaders in Washington have been pushing for more action like this.