This looks like the bitterly sad end of a Youtube career: Black Pigeon Speaks (BPS), who has amassed close to 500k subscribers and about 300m views, is gone. If you go to his channel, you’ll be greeted by the account termination notice. The reason? Multiple instances of severe violations of Youtube’s policy against hate speech. What was the hate speech? We will never know, because all his videos have been deleted.
Whether this is permanent or can be appealed in some ways remains to be seen. Youtube had already demonetized thousands of right-wing political channels, and deleted others; most prominently Alex Jones of Infowars.
This is where they sort of depart from what I think:
There is one thing I would like to add to the censorship debate, humbly so. It it unusual for an American company, Google-Youtube, to silence freedom of speech in such drastic, disrespectful manner, unless we are in a war situation.
This is intelligence services, the regime in power, and the deep state coercing a big tech company into silencing political dissidents under the pretense of hateful speech.
This isn't actually accurate.
The deep state has always been put into power by the corporations, more or less, so it is never "big tech" being coerced, but rather, the state serves big tech.
I just used this link because I do not see any major news media outlets reporting on this kind of thing in spite of the fact that it very much is news.
April 25th, 2013