Rudy Giuliani Suspended from YouTube. . . Again
By Movieguide® Staff
YouTube suspended former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani for a second time.
“We removed content from the Rudy W. Giuliani channel for violating our sale of regulated goods policy, which prohibits content facilitating the use of nicotine, and our presidential election integrity policy,” a YouTube spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter.
“Additionally, in accordance with our long-standing strikes system, we issued a strike against the Rudy W. Giuliani channel, which temporarily restricts uploading or live-streaming.”
In January, YouTube suspended Giuliani’s account under similar circumstances. Moreover, YouTube said that if Giuliani violates their policy within 90 days, the video-sharing site would permanently delete his account. Giuliani currently sits at around 577,000 subscribers.
This is not the first time YouTube cracked down on conservative content creators.
Just last month, the video platform banned pro-life organization LifeSite News and removed tens of thousands of hours of pro-life, pro-family, pro-freedom, and Christian news coverage. YouTube also blocked Congressional testimony from doctors regarding regarding a COVID treatment using a dog called ivermectin.
Sadly, in addition to limiting or removing conservative and/or Christian content, YouTube also allows adult material to appear in children’s videos and even promotes some pedophilia and grooming.
“This is just part of a larger culture,” says Dr. Michael Brown, a cultural commentator and radio host who holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and literature.
While YouTube can’t seem to tackle the pedophilia problem, the platform is quick to flag Christian material that supports biblical values counter culture to today’s society.
“I get dealt with on every day of the week with my videos posted, just privately it’s instantly flagged,” Brown says.
“It’s just increasing in society that when you have these social media outlets where these sexual predators, mainly men, are looking to connect with children,” Brown says. “Setting up profiles to seduce some kid on Facebook or some guy seducing a 14-year-old girl on Instagram. The opportunities are massive, though. It’s beyond tragic; it’s mind-boggling that this wasn’t the first thing that YouTube is going to police and deal with.”
YouTube may remove several channels and disable content, but the reality is that if they aren’t vigilant with these cases then, the situation will never get any better.
“I can’t imagine why the others have had the access they’ve had and be able to do what they’ve done without a massive instant shutdown,” Brown says.
The problem lies within the algorithm. While YouTube isn’t directly supporting child pedophilia, they are supporting revenue. YouTube makes its money through more people watching their videos. If someone were to look up a home video with children running around in swimsuits, YouTube’s next video pop up could be “Sexy Girls running around in water balloon fight.”
The key to fighting this issue is to become screen wise and tech-savvy and learn what your children are using and why they are using it. Explain to them the media awareness they must have as they roam the playground.
In the meantime, conservatives looking for quality videos can find them on Rumble.com.