YouTube Bans Pro-Life News Organization, Removes Thousands of Videos
By Movieguide® Staff
YouTube permanently banned the pro-life site LifeSiteNews.
LifeSiteNews announced that YouTube removed their account along with tens of thousands of hours of pro-life, pro-family, pro-freedom, and Christian news coverage.
“This is no longer a game of trying to play by the Tech Titans’ arbitrary, leftist, virtue-signaling rules. We are in a war waged by left-wing liberals seeking to annihilate all conservative voices,” LifeSiteNews reported. “It’s crystal clear: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and the others have now fully weaponized their platforms against conservatives in general and orthodox Christians in particular.”
LifeSiteNews’ YouTube channel was dedicated to offering a conservative viewpoint to 300,000 subscribers. The permanent ban resulted in the termination LifeSiteNews’ entire catalog of content.
According to LifeSiteNews, they had backups of the videos and encouraged supporters to follow them on the free-speech video sharing platform, Rumble.
Big tech censorship increased during former President Donald Trump’s time in office as platforms tried to silence him and exploded in the months leading up to President Joseph Biden’s Inauguration.
In January, the free-speech Twitter alternative, Parler, was erased when vendors dropped it after the company came under fire for allegedly “inciting violence” during the riots at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Social media giants banned former President Donald Trump, and Twitter permanently deleted his account. Other conservatives found that Twitter also tampered with their accounts to censor their voices.
Movieguide® previously reported on Twitter silencing another pro-life account:
Just one example of many is Twitter’s brief suspension of pro-life GOSNELL filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer.
“This is a complete eradication of conservative thought on social media,” McElhinney said in a video posted online. “You have to fight back … and speak out against this censorship by these tech tyrants.”
Matt Walsh, a conservative journalist, and columnist for The Daily Wire, also lost followers in the wake of Twitter’s ban of the president.
“Twitter embarked on what appears to be a massive purge of conservative accounts, as conservatives with large followings experienced significant drops in their follower counts. I lost around 25,000 in the span of two days, which doesn’t come close to winning the prize for the steepest fall,” Walsh wrote.
While Twitter, Youtube, and others claim that the censorship is to slow the tide of misinformation, it is clear that their agenda is politically motivated.
Facebook and Instagram banned anti-vaccination ads Tuesday, building on earlier steps to cut down on coronavirus misinformation in groups and pages. Twitter banned Covid-19 misinformation back in March. Pinterest, which has had strict policies on medical misinformation for years, reportedly blocks coronavirus searches, directing users to a page containing information from the World Health Organisation.
LifeSiteNews’ Jim Hale compared YouTube’s overreach to communist Russia.
“We had already started self-censoring, just like oppressed people in the Soviet Union had to do. YouTube is part of the police state we live in, and nothing more than a state-run propaganda tool, because like every totalitarian dictatorship, they fear their people the most and they don’t want their people to know that they are lying to them,” Hale said.
The issue here is not that any of us have actually violated these tech company’s vague community standards… it’s that big tech is reaching, stretching as hard as they can, to treat us as if we have.
Because they’re actively engaged in suppressing any view that doesn’t fall in lockstep with their own.
Just this week, three top employees at YouTube were caught on video talking about how the largest search provider in the world skews their algorithm, tampers with news search results, and censors political views!
If this doesn’t frighten you, it should.
These companies have incredible power to not only influence culture, but to bend truth. They’ve already begun their attacks on us and many other faith-based companies. Some of us are able to fight back, many are not. That’s why we need our audiences to understand the threat, not only to us as a ministry, but to the future of free access to information, and the future of our country!
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