You thought Big Tech censoring specific individuals was bad?
Now it appears that Big Tech graduated from censoring people to censoring entire ideas!
LifeSite news, the largest pro-life YouTube channel, how now been BANNED from YouTube.
Every LifeSite video has officially been removed from the platform.
If this is like any of the previous bans, don’t be surprised if Facebook and Twitter follow in YouTube’s footsteps.
The collusion has been apparent for a while now…
More details below:
So sad that YouTube deleted all of out work because they didn’t agree with the facts we presented. https://t.co/H0cII99wxl
— LifeSite Catholic (@LSNCatholic) February 11, 2021
Pray for @LifeSite as their YouTube channel was just deleted. The censorship of truth continues.
— ♱ (@tradcatveils) February 10, 2021
Apparently LifeSite has been expecting censorship for a while now.
They have back-ups of all their videos before they were deleted on YouTube.
LifeSite’s vice president granted an interview with Breitbart:
Google-owned YouTube has banned LifeSite News, one of the leading sources of pro-life news and commentary on the web.
Gualberto Garcia Jones, VP of LifeSite News, told Breitbart News that the site had anticipated censorship from Big Tech companies, and has already established a presence on alternative platforms including Gab, Rumble, MeWe, and Telegram, and encouraged readers to follow them there.
“The truth is, we’ve been anticipating this for some time,” said Garcia Jones. “YouTube, along with other Big Tech corporations, are simply not interested in allowing anyone to dissent from their state-approved, liberal ideology.”
“Fortunately, we’ve already taken preemptive measures to ensure the truth will continue to reach the ears of those most in need of it in these dictatorial times.”
In a comment to Breitbart News, a YouTube spokeswoman, said that LifeSite was banned from the platform due to violations of its “COVID-19 misinformation” policy.
“In accordance with our long standing strikes system, we terminated the channel LifeSite News Media for repeatedly violating our COVID-19 misinformation policy, which prohibits content that promotes prevention methods that contradict local health authorities or WHO,” said the spokeswoman.
“Any channel that violates our COVID-19 misinformation policy will receive a strike, which temporarily restricts uploading or live-streaming. Channels that receive three strikes in the same 90-day period will be permanently removed from YouTube.”
Google is becoming increasingly aggressive in its censorship policies. As Breitbart News recently reported, the market-dominating tech giant recently rolled out a new censorship regime for its main search engine, along with a list of new policy violations that could see websites suppressed in search results.
The problem is that these policies appear to be unequally applied to conservatives vs. the far-left.
It appears as though Conservatives are being silenced at every corner…
But far left radicals can post on all of these platforms unchallenged.
— Chezami (@chezami) February 11, 2021
— Brian Fraga 🇻🇦🇺🇸🇵🇹 (@brianfraga) February 11, 2021
Shock: Google-owned YouTube has banned LifeSite News, one of the leading sources of pro-life news and commentary on the web. https://t.co/JnKK8ilnNO
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 11, 2021
Of course, it appears as though the mainstream media is refusing to cover this story.
Are they trying to cover for Big Tech’s censorship?
Fortunately, alternative news outlets are confirming the story.
The Federalist adds:
Google-owned YouTube totally deplatformed LifeSiteNews, offering no warning or explanation, the pro-life outlet said Wednesday.
Before the website’s channel was pulled from the largest video-sharing platform on the internet, LifeSiteNews had garnered more than 314,000 subscribers.
“If you are a conservative Christian, the tech giants hate you and want to eradicate you,” the group’s Doug Mainwaring wrote in a blog post announcing YouTube’s latest censorship. “They clearly think that you shouldn’t exist. You are being driven out of the modern public square, the internet, where only liberal voices are permitted to speak.”
While the group remains absent from YouTube as of this writing, its videos are still available on its Rumble channel.
A spokesman for YouTube told The Federalist that LifeSiteNews was ripped off the platform for accumulating too many infractions under its strikes system.
“We terminated the channel LifeSiteNews Media for repeatedly violating our COVID-19 misinformation policy, which prohibits content that promotes prevention methods that contradict local health authorities or WHO,” the company wrote in an email. “Any channel that violates our COVID-19 misinformation policy will receive a strike, which temporarily restricts uploading or live-streaming. Channels that receive three strikes in the same 90-day period will be permanently removed from YouTube.”
A spokeswoman for LifeSiteNews said the account’s permanent suspension has barred the group from knowing what provoked the latest strike.
“LifeSite has only posted several new videos to our channel in the last week. One of them, a show by our co-founder, John-Henry Westen, mentioned, in passing, a tweet from a Catholic bishop who talked about abortion-tainted medicines and vaccines,” LifeSite said. “YouTube has not informed us as to whether this factual remark is what caused them to suspend us, however.”
The LifeSite spokeswoman did not elaborate further, however, on what previous strikes the website must have received to warrant the three-strike penalty from YouTube.
Google claims they are trying to stop the spread of misinformation.
The funny part, though, is that they have left up years’ worth of lies about the “Russian collusion” hoax.
They have left up the lies that contributed to the BLM riots.
And they have left up many of the countless and unverifiable conspiracy theories about Donald Trump.
This double-standard MUST come to an end!