Alternative media is now squarely in the left’s crosshairs.
Political commentators on YouTube have done significant work pushing back against the false narratives of the so-called mainstream media.
But YouTube just took one step that puts Donald Trump’s 2020 chances in jeopardy.
YouTube, by far the largest video-hosting website in the world, recently purged 17,000 channels and 100,000 videos from their platform for alleged “hate speech” violations.
This is a scary proposition for independent content creators, because their videos and livelihood can be taken away without warning for dubious hate speech claims.
This will have a deep impact on the 2020 election, because a significant portion of honest news coverage of Trump is coming from alternative sources.
Trump recently had a White House summit for independent YouTube content creators, so he understands the importance of having outlets that will give him a fair shake.
No one thought it was possible, but mainstream media have become even more unglued in their coverage of Trump.
One CNN panelist even said Trump would cause more deaths than Hitler, Stalin, and Mao.
This is the type of analysis people have come to expect from “respected” mainstream news sources.
They’ve long abandoned their appearance of impartiality, and they’re completely in the bag for the Democrat Party.
The tactic used by YouTube was predictable.
First, they ban a few channels that most people are not willing to defend because it’s fringe content.
But the fringes keep moving in.
Suddenly, mainstream conservative views are considered “fringe” by the Democrats.
It won’t be long before popular right-of-center YouTube channels get summarily nuked for hate speech violations.
And there is no warning and no appeals process.
If YouTube wants you gone badly enough, you’re gone.
And it gets worse.
Google bought YouTube in 2006, so their politics are intertwined.
And leaked internal videos showed that top brass at Google were determined to make sure the 2016 election did not happen again.
Google has already been caught showing bias against conservatives and libertarians in multiple ways.
Google engineer James Damore was fired for sharing an internal memo after he and other employees were prompted to give feedback.
Damore was axed for having the audacity to write a memo that gently argued that men and women are different.
Google has also been caught manipulating their search algorithm.
There’s no telling how intricate their anti-Trump agenda is.
And YouTube will certainly play a role, as will other tech giants.
For example, the site Pinterest placed pro-life content in the same category as pornography!
Liberals have no shame.
They feel their death grip on the media slipping away, and they’re lashing out in truly authoritarian ways.
If YouTube begins purging popular channels, the left’s constant lying about Trump will be even more difficult to combat.
These early purges are the canary in the coalmine, with more undoubtedly coming.
The left has no problem banning speech they don’t like.