YouTube Freezes CPAC's Account, Deletes Video of Trump Speech Discussing Tech Censorship


By Cassandra Fairbanks

YouTube has deleted a video of former President Donald Trump from the account belonging to the American Conservative Union and froze their account — preventing them from streaming his CPAC speech on Sunday.

The video that was removed, as well as Trump’s speech, focused heavily on Big Tech censorship.

“The American Conservative Union (ACU) has learned that a recent episode of its ‘America UnCanceled’ program on the CPAC NOW network has been removed by YouTube,” the ACU said in a statement. “The episode featured coverage of former President Donald Trump’s major class-action lawsuit against Big Tech, led by America First Policy Institute. ACU is a plaintiff to the lawsuit.”

ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said that he believes their account was censored because they are supporting Trump’s lawsuit.

“It is clear that YouTube censored CPAC because we stood with former President Donald Trump on his lawsuit against Big Tech,” said Schlapp.“This is yet another example of Big Tech censoring content with which they disagree in order to promote the political positions they favor.”

During the censored speech, Trump said that Big Tech censorship is “unconstitutional” and “unlawful.”

“The Radical Left and Big Tech’s attack on free speech is unlawful, it’s unconstitutional and it is completely un-American. To protect the constitutional rights and liberties of every citizen, this week I filed a major class action… lawsuit against the Big Tech giants,” Trump said during the censored speech.

The CPAC account is suspended from posting for one week.

In an email to the ACU, YouTube claimed that the organization violated the platform’s “medical misinformation” concerning COVID-19 policy as the reason for removing the video of Trump. “YouTube did not specify any statements made in the video that allegedly violated their policies,” according to the organization.

The ACU statement said that they believe YouTube “was offended by sound medical research conducted by the Smith Center for Infectious Diseases & Urban Health and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Former President Donald Trump referenced the study in the video that YouTube removed, saying, ‘doctors and medical groups have been barred from these platforms for posting about therapeutics such as hydroxychloroquine…now, most recent studies say [the drug is] effective in combating the virus.'”

“Clearly, Google’s political biases heavily influence YouTube’s definitions of ‘misinformation’ and that the political beliefs of Google executives take priority over the free speech rights of Google users,” the ACU statement concluded.

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21 responses to “YouTube Freezes CPAC’s Account, Deletes Video of Trump Speech Discussing Tech Censorship”

  1. h_marie says:

    Weird how over just a few years Biden became mindless, while Trump is still the same guy.

  2. JRizzo says:

    Oh the irony…

  3. Northern says:

    Please for the love of God we need to bring lawsuits against this political censorship

  4. prcntm says:

    So I’ve been hearing about this for a while. I initially thought it was a joke, but apparently it is not and Tim brings it up all the time: Who is the person that simply saying their name will get a video removed from YouTube? Like I said, I initially thought it was a joke, so I never actually looked into it and now YouTube has the entire internet scared to actually tell me who this person is. Figured if I was going to be able to ask an online group about this and get a real answer, it’d be this one.

    Also, I think citing the “medical misinformation” thing was a deliberate redirect from YouTube. Not only does it get the video removed, but when people ask why they will be told it was medical misinformation and a lot of people will just leave it at that. They’ll never go find the speech and watch it themselves to realize it was largely about Big Tech censorship and the medical stuff was ancillary to that, rather than being the sole focus of the speech.

  5. cutter says:

    Doesn’t YouTube take a percentage of the money that viewers give to Tim through superchats on IRL?

    Maybe it’s time to stop feeding the beast. Just sayin’.

  6. Caladors says:

    If someone wrote this in a book no one would believe them because it’s so over the top…

  7. PolishPierogi says:

    If he was wrong, they wouldn’t have to censor him.

  8. Bellmorte81 says:

    Nothing like proving the point🙄

  9. Roughcast says:

    Where can we watch the speech? Rumble?

  10. Davethenave says:

    If your not red pilled by now, your ignorance is truly willful.

  11. beharris9 says:

    I love how hilariously inept these tech companies are. Deleting a video about tech censorship. Just wow.