Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Webber released a takedown of California Governor Gavin Newsom. YouTube predictably responded by covering it in warnings.
Webber, who ran for congress in California last year, released a scorching video called, “100 Reasons To Recall Gavin Newsom,” a nonstop takedown of chaos in California amid the governorship of Newsom. The video’s description explained: “The California Recall Gubernatorial Election is upon us, and Gavin Newsom is freaking out. Here are 100 Reasons to Recall Gavin Newsom.” Before accessing the video, however, users must click through two separate warning labels that indicate the video “may be inappropriate” and “has been identified by the YouTube community as inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.”
Webber slammed YouTube for restricting his video on Twitter: “YouTube has been cracking down on my video, 100 Reasons to Recall Gavin Newsom. They’re doing everything they can to stop people from being able to watch it.”
YouTube responded to inquiry from MRC Free Speech America by explaining that the video deserved to be restricted despite not breaking YouTube policies per se:
“Sometimes videos that do not violate our Community Guidelines may not be appropriate for everyone on YouTube. Our policies apply equally to everyone and in this case, we age-restricted the video in accordance with our violent or graphic content policies.”
The video is indeed disturbing in that it shows bedlam and decay in California. But other newsworthy events, such as a CNN news report on the Aug. 26 terrorist attack in Afghanistan, do not include any warning overlay from YouTube.
YouTube in recent months has maintained a troubled relationship with so-called “misinformation.” YouTube received criticism from a U.S. congresswoman after it reportedly removed a video of a news conference that discussed a legal challenge to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) “vaccine passports.” YouTube appeared to remove Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) video protesting the platform’s censorship and reportedly suspended him for seven days. YouTube also censored a video from the Convention of States Project hosted by its president, Mark Meckler, according to the Convention of States Project.
YouTube’s censorship in the runup to an election should come as little surprise after what Big Media and Big Tech did to steal the 2020 election.
A poll from the Media Research Center, conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, shows 36 percent of Biden voters were NOT aware of the evidence linking Joe Biden to corrupt financial dealings with China through his son Hunter. Thirteen percent of these voters (or 4.6% of Biden’s total vote) say that had they known these facts, they would not have voted for the former Vice President.
Such a shift away from now-President Joe Biden would have meant that then-President Donald Trump would have won re-election with 289 electoral votes.
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