UPDATE: The Right-Wing Watch YouTube channel was reinstated after backlash from liberal journalists.
YouTube banned the hyper-partisan far-left organization Right Wing Watch from their platform on Monday.
The organization, which is dedicated to de-platforming conservatives, announced that they had been censored by the video sharing platform on Twitter.
Our efforts to expose the bigoted view and dangerous conspiracy theories spread by right-wing activists has now resulted in @YouTube banning our channel and removing thousands of our videos. We attempted to appeal this decision, and YouTube rejected it. pic.twitter.com/74Rfi31uQe
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) June 28, 2021
“Our efforts to expose the bigoted view and dangerous conspiracy theories spread by right-wing activists has now resulted in @YouTube banning our channel and removing thousands of our videos. We attempted to appeal this decision, and YouTube rejected it,” Right Wing Watch announced.
YouTube said that their account was terminated due to “severe or repeated violations of their community guidelines.”
The ban is permanent and YouTube has rejected their effort to appeal.
Many of the people RWW have attempted to get censored celebrated the irony of the situation. The organization is frequently referred to by people on the right as the “hall monitors of the internet.”
Well they are a private company and can so what they want and you don't have a right to a platform and pic.twitter.com/ZureWt4kJR
— Count Dankula (@CountDankulaTV) June 28, 2021
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 28, 2021
Those who live by the sword…
— Styxhexenhammer666 (@Styx666Official) June 28, 2021
“RWW regularly stole content from creators and defamed them. Their harassment has finally been countered,” popular YouTuber Tarl Warwick, better known as Styxhexenhammer666, wrote.
Warwick added, “you know you could always use Odysee, Bitchute, Rumble… Oh yeah, wait, you alienated them all by calling them hateful lol. Guess opposing free expression isn’t a great idea, is it?”
Countless conservatives also commented telling the organization to “build their own YouTube,” a comment frequently made by the left when a conservative is censored.
I've been assured…by you…that the proper response to this is:
JuST bUIlD yOuR OwN yoUtuBE!
— Andrew Follett (@AndrewCFollett) June 28, 2021
“Good on YouTube,” right-wing commentator Lauren Chen wrote. “You get what you deserve.”
Good on YouTube.
You get what you deserve 😌 https://t.co/780EUkZiqj
— Lauren Chen (@TheLaurenChen) June 28, 2021
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