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AUBURN, Alabama, March 9, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Conservative media outlet Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) had its channel suspended by YouTube for two weeks after it broadcast former President Donald Trump’s February 28 speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Florida.
RSBN announced that they will not be able to broadcast livestreams or upload any video content to their YouTube channel, which boasts 1.5 million subscribers, throughout the suspension and that the offending video, Trump’s speech, has been removed, though it had garnered four million views before that point. RSBN noted that the suspension was awarded because of a violation of YouTube’s policy on “election misinformation,” a topic that was only briefly commented on by the former president.
Before the suspension, RSBN posted a tweet describing their intent to keep Trump’s speech on their channel, despite knowing that YouTube have been enforcing a policy against free speech. “We try to play by the rules, but we will not censor President Trump,” the tweet reads, adding that “if it (the video) gets removed, we didn’t do it.”
Update: YouTube removed the CPAC Trump speech and suspended us for two weeks. https://t.co/nyh2vCOHVJ
— RSBN (@RSBNetwork) March 4, 2021
RSBN’s announcement added, “Any further violations may result in the permanent suspension of our YouTube channel, which has amassed over 1.5 million subscribers.” “We told you all that we had to be careful, and this is why. It’s a new world.”
In a separate statement, the broadcaster wrote that supplying “countervailing viewpoints” to Trump’s notes on the election would have been a way of maintaining an active channel on YouTube’s service, but that “(e)ssentially we would have had to go on air and say everything Trump just said about election fraud is not true.”
“Even if we believed that,” they said, “we wouldn’t sell out like that and say it just to keep a video up. We try to follow the rules. Don’t air certain things that we normally would — but we won’t censor President Trump or push back against things he says that, quite frankly, we agree with.”
PETITION UPDATE (2/23/21) -
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Google, Facebook, and Twitter have monopolized the industry, and are using their influence to collect user data, suppress content, and silence those who voice ideas and beliefs counter to their own.
As we urged prior, action must be taken to combat these efforts, and that is why we’ve joined the MRC in this fight.
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PETITION UPDATE (2/9/21) -
YouTube just completely removed the LifeSiteNews YouTube channel. This isn’t a ban, every single one of our videos is completely gone. Being completely removed from YouTube means we’ve lost access to 300,000+ followers.
This is the latest and appalling affront to free speech which is happening to many conservative and Christian organizations.
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PETITION UPDATE (1/26/20) -
Twitter has again locked LifeSiteNews out of two of our accounts on the platform for displaying a message noting that President Joe Biden’s newly named Assistant Secretary of Health “Rachel” Levine is a man.
Both accounts displayed a simple message which read: “Biden names transgender ‘woman’ as Assistant Secretary of Health. ‘Rachel’ Levine is a father of two who divorced his wife in 2013 after 30 years of marriage.” The tweets also included a link to LifeSite’s article Biden names transgender ‘woman’ as Assistant Secretary of Health, and contained part of the opening sentence of that article, “Joe Biden has announced his intention to appoint a gender-confused man” as Assistant Secretary of Health.
For stating biological or Biblical truths, Twitter and Big Tech are trying to shut down conservative voices.
Therefore, it is now more important than ever to consider dumping Twitter, Google (who own YouTube) and Facebook. To be clear: LifeSite is still using Twitter and Big Tech to encourage others to migrate away from these illiberal platforms.
This is not the first time that LifeSiteNews has been censored by Twitter. In December 2019, Twitter indefinitely suspended our account for a tweet that linked to an article on transgender activist Jonathan “Jessica” Yaniv.
At the time, Twitter gave LifeSite the option to delete the tweet and reactivate our account right away. LifeSite remained steadfast that the tweet did not violate any of the company’s “rules and policies,” and sought several appeals with Twitter, while looking into legal action against the company.
And, while LifeSite's account was eventually restored, we must now consider what course of action we will pursue in this case, over and above appealing the ban.
Meanwhile, since taking office on Wednesday last week, Joe Biden has already signed an executive order which will force women’s athletic programs, restrooms, and locker rooms to be open to men. He has also turned back the Trump administration’s policy protecting women’s sports programs in schools.
Last week, LifeSite was banned for two weeks from our YouTube channel, after the site determined that one of our videos about vaccines violated YouTube’s “community guidelines.” We are also in the middle of appealing this ban.
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Twitter just deplatformed President Trump premanently! And, other conservatives, including General Flynn and Sidney Powell, were also summarily deplatformed.
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When you use Twitter or Facebook to communicate, and, or, Google and Amazon to search for something online, these companies can stifle your ability to share your thoughts and opinions and manipulate your search results, threatening your privacy, your freedom of speech, and even our democracy.
Evidence suggests that Twitter and Facebook's 'community guidelines' are selectively enforced against conservatives and Christians, while Google rigs their search algorithms to direct traffic away from conservative and Christian websites, effectively choking traffic to those sites.
Simply put, Twitter, Facebook, Google (who owns YouTube) and Amazon appear to be actively suppressing access to pro-freedom, pro-family and pro-life news and opinion.
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We, here, at LifeSite, also recently had our Twitter account suspended by the company over "misgendering" a man who claims to be a woman.
LifeSite has also experienced a fall-off in Google search-related traffic since the company updated its search algorithms at the beginning of May.
And, since the November election, Twitter and Big Tech appear to have dramatically INCREASED their censorship of conservatives and Christians as the President Trump disputed the results of the election and when evidence of election fraud began to mount.
Now, it seems likely that they are trying to cut-off conservative leaders (like President Trump) from conservatives on the ground, and effectively exclude us from the national conversation.
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RSBN stated that it prides itself on providing “very little in the way of commentary” when presenting news pieces, preferring to “just turn a camera on and show you what’s happening — and let you decide. People can choose to watch it, not watch it, hate it or love it. That’s called freedom. If that’s no longer allowed, then God help us.”
In what would become a prophetic statement against the censoring of his CPAC speech, Trump himself noted that “(a)ll of the election integrity measures in the world will mean nothing if we don’t have free speech. If Republicans can be censored for speaking the truth and calling out corruption, we will not have democracy and we will only have left-wing tyranny.”
He added that the “time has come to break up Big Tech monopolies and restore fair competition.”
YouTube has embarked on something of a suspension spree recently, banning the channel of former Trump legal counsel Rudy Giuliani as well as removing a Newsmax video and a video of an attorney testifying to the Ohio legislature about spreading “COVID-19 misinformation,” according to a report by The Epoch Times.
Giuliani’s channel was axed for the second time after allegedly violating the tech giant’s terms regarding nicotine and the 2020 presidential election: “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 spokesperson for YouTube said.
LifeSiteNews has also felt the cold hammer of Big Tech censorship fall, with YouTube permanently removing our channel from its platform in February, along with access to all of our videos, amounting to tens of thousands of hours, and leaving more than 300,000 subscribers in the lurch. YouTube’s censorship of LifeSite's coverage ramped over the 2020 election, COVID-19 and the vaccine, but no official reason was given for the permanent ban.
Facebook too is stepping up its suppression of news content, removing a LifeSiteNews post that warned about the health risks of the experimental COVID vaccines for pregnant women, making a total of eight LifeSite posts that Facebook has flagged or completely removed in the last month.