By Patrick Colbeck
As of 8:00am Eastern today, YouTube issued notifications similar to the following to owners of popular YouTube accounts.
People who owned the channel are banned…not simply the channel itself. All assets stored on YouTube servers are no longer accessible to account owners or their viewers.
Common threads appear to be one or more of the following:
- Dog whistle-style calls for direct action and/or violence
- Significant Q Anon references
- Promotes groups that have been labeled as extreme (e.g. Proud Boys, Antifa)
List of channels banned for life includes the following:
- Destroying the Illusion
- Joe M
- X22 Report
- Edge of Wonder
- SGT Report
- Amazing Polly
- Truth & Art TV
- Dustin Nemos
- Stroppy Me Just
- Informed Talk
- Sarah Westall
We have indications that Seattle Antifa, Seattle BLM, Portland BLM, and San Francisco BLM channels have also been subject to this ban.
Stay tuned for additional information.