Doesn’t exist at Google, YouTube, or Vimeo.
They’re coming for you next: Simply because an interview by The Spectator with Trump lawyer John Eastman discussed the many indications of election fraud and vote tampering in the November election, both Vimeo and Google’s YouTube decided that the video needed to be banned, forever.
YouTube said that the video violated its policy on misinformation. When the Steamboat Institute attempted to post the video under a different title, YouTube removed it again and revoked Steamboat’s ability to post videos for a full week. Vimeo also removed the video, saying that they ‘do not permit content that seeks to spread false or misleading information about voting.’
Steamboat was finally able to upload the interview to the Canadian video platform Rumble. You can watch it here and decide for yourself if this video is as dangerous as Big Tech claims.
As usual for these big tech censors, they cite no specific examples of “false or misleading information” expressed during the interview. They just claimed it existed, and banned everything.
It is important to also understand that the interviewer, Amber Athey, repeatedly pressed Eastman about his statements and position. The goal was not to allow him to simply sell his position, but to provide the viewer a legitimate discussion of the facts, pro and con, and thus allow that viewer the ability to decide for themselves whether Eastman’s concerns about the election have some merit.
This however is not good enough for YouTube or Vimeo. And they banned this Spectator interview at the same time they allowed with no complaints far more egregious lying and misinformation being spread by Democrats and leftists on their platforms:
This all occurred at the same time that Democrats and the mainstream media spread actual misinformation about Georgia’s new voting law. They claimed that the Georgia law provides serious restrictions on voting, leading numerous corporations to boycott doing business with the state. Major League Baseball, for example, pulled its annual All-Star Game from Atlanta over pressure from its corporate sponsors. Never mind the fact that the Georgia law actually expands in-person voting. The left claims the law has a provision that prohibits people from handing out water or snacks to people waiting in line to vote — but poll workers and election officials are still allowed to do so.
Nor have these video outlets limited their blackballing to The Spectator. For the crime of discussing the possibility of election fraud in November, they have permanently banned numerous other very respectable conservatives, such as former Trump official and radio host, Sebastian Gorka. (More on Gorka’s blacklisting in a future column.)
You can read YouTube’s blanket policy of banning any discussion of election fraud here. It is clearly not interested in allowing an open discussion of the issues, but to censor any positions it disagrees with. So much for the first amendment and freedom of speech at YouTube and Google! For these fascists it doesn’t exist, unless you agree with them.
I must also add that claiming they are banning these videos because they “spread misinformation” is bogus on its face. Not only do these outlets not provide any specific evidence of false information during The Spectator interview, freedom of speech means you must allow everything, and allow the citizens the right to weed through this free-for-all to find the truth.
Furthermore, YouTube isn’t a publisher which has the right to make such decisions for itself. Instead, it is designated by law as a platform for all expressions, similar to a telephone utility. For that designation it has been given a significant tax benefit. To put it bluntly, it is breaking the law by picking and choosing what videos it will allow on its platform, and should lose that tax benefit for doing so.
It won’t however. It serves the Democrats’ purposes to have these big tech outlets doing its dirty work of censorship, and the Republicans have been too weak or cooperative to do anything about it. The censorship and blacklisting will only increase until the idea of freedom of speech in America is lost forever.
If it hasn’t been lost already.