NEWS: After thousands tweeted & RT against @YouTube @TeamYouTube for taking down @StatusCoup + @JonFarinaPhoto's livestream of a peaceful gun rights rally in VA yesterday, YouTube has reversed itself after we appealed. Now they should restore @andrewkimmel and others' streams
We will be watching VERY closely now to monitor @StatusCoup's views, subscriber growth, and other metrics—in the past, after we publicly criticized YouTube, our subscriber growth and views randomly FELL OFF A CLIFF (I wonder why).
Bottomline--YouTube needs to fix its algorithm to stop casting an extreme wide net that lumps in journalists taking risks to cover important stories with extremists. By taking down livestream coverage of POTENTIALLY violent events in real-time, YouTube is depriving viewers of..
critical information. They are also potentially depriving law enforcement and national security officials of visual evidence of potential suspects in the event violence breaks out.
Our videos are all labeled as not designed for children. So there is no reason our livestreams covering protests--even ones where people carry guns--to be censored. We appreciate @YouTube @TeamYouTube doing the right thing, but this doesn't excuse the blatant overreach against..
us and other channels.

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More from @JordanChariton

19 Jan
Now that 24/7 Trump media cycle is over (I think?), let's look at all the many critical stories corp media ignored for profit since 2016.

1) Flint doesn't have clean water or convictions nearly 7 years later
2) We're aiding Saudi Arabia in genocide of Yemen

3) The PPP small biz program was raided by multi-billion dollar corporate conglomerates who are...not small business
4) Trump and his Interior Department AGGRESSIVELY starting fracking and mining on Native American reservations across America

5) PFAS, a cancer-causing byproduct from the manufacturing of Teflon & non-stick cookware, is rampant in water bodies across America
6) We've been at war in Afghanistan for 20 years (Washington Post exposed generals were FORCED to spend millions per day--didn't matter what for)
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19 Jan
I know this is hard for you to grasp, but media pushing viewers to "Stop the Steal" and take action to stop certification of election results they don't like is not
"stories you don't agree with or like"...

It's hosts and channels urging illegal actions
I'm glad you were able to get a ton of RTS off of distorting what I actually have said--which is right on video saying I DON'T THINK TWITTER/FB/YOUTUBE SHOULD HAVE THE POWER TO REMOVE CHANNELS AND HOSTS.
5 people died in part bc countless media outlets instilled paranoia & misinformation into people's heads & then URGED THEM TO STOP ELECTION RESULTS. Calling for accountability on channels who URGED VIEWERS TO STOP THE ELECTION RESULTS is not "stories I don't like or agree with"
Read 5 tweets
18 Jan
Seeing folks citing a tweet from me post-Capitol attack calling for outlets who baselessly pushed election fraud conspiracy & for Trump supporters to "Stop the Steal" to be removed as being "pro-censorship."

I ALSO made clear in livestreams I'm AGAINST Silicon Valley deciding...
which hosts and channels are "inciting violence" or doing illegal things. I've said that in MANY livestreams and other videos. I know nuance isn't popular online, but two things can be true...

Media companies and channels with huge platforms and audience should be held...
accountable if they are urging their viewers to try and stop an election result they don't like—that is not "free speech." It's inciting paranoia, misinformation, and ultimately people to take violent action.

BUT the entities that should be holding them accountable are not...
Read 8 tweets
18 Jan

Now @YouTube @TeamYouTube just REMOVED @StatusCoup & @JonFarina's Livestream reporting from PEACEFUL Virginia gun rights rally bc
"we think it violates our firearms policy."

YouTube, owned by Google, already suppresses our @statuscoup channel because it PUBLICLY REVEALED IT ELEVATES "AUTHORITATIVE" sources like @cnn and...@FoxNews! But now it's removing our reporting on a 2nd amendment rights rally that was completely peaceful?
YouTube CEO @SusanWojcicki should have to explain to JOURNALISTS why it is she censoring JOURNALISM in an overly broad and misguided facade of cracking down on extremism. What she and YouTube are doing is SUPPRESSING JOURNALISM
Read 8 tweets
18 Jan
OUTRAGEOUS that @twitter @TwitterSupport BLOCKED @JennElizabethJ @StatusCoup from boosting tweets w/ our #FlintWaterCrisis cover-up bombshell showing Gov Rick Snyder knew about deadly Legionella outbreak WAY earlier than he said

Twitter has INTENTIONALLY blocked the ability for us to boost a major bombshell report that shows serious potential crimes because it has decided to suppress and censor reporting and ridiculously label it political campaigning and advertising...
.@Twitter @twittersupport should explain to sick Flint residents why IMPORTANT reporting on the govt officials who permanently damaged their health isn't allowed to spread bc Twitter has RECKLESSLY blanketed INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING into the same category as sleazy SUPER PACS ads
Read 7 tweets
16 Jan
With 4 days left to convince Trump to pardon Julian Assange, mind-boggling to see "leftists" crapping on @jimmy_dore for going on Fox News—which Trump is watching —to plead pardon.

I don't agree 100% w/ Jimmy's style or approach on all things--but that has nothing to do with the GREATEST THREAT TO FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IN OUR GENERATION. What many figures in left media have been doing in their unrelenting deflection away from the ISSUES onto Jimmy is what...
the Khive, Correct the Record @HillaryClinton sycophants, and rest of the Blue-MAGA fanatics have been doing for YEARS....gaslighting and deflecting away from the issues and creating an alternative focus on mean "Bernie Bros" and crying sexism and racism for everything. ENOUGH!
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