YouTube has demonetized a channel after it published a video of various instances where democrats challenging and denying election results.
Journalist Matt Orfalea, who works with Matt Taibbi, created the video, which shows clips of Trump questioning election results and Democrats doing the same thing.
Trump has been indicated for questioning the 2020 election, yet no Democrats have faced the same charges for repeatly denying election results.
YouTube moved to demonize the video but has not offered any explanation why.
Maybe it’s because the video makes Democrats look like hypocrites?
Matt Taibbi wrote about it at Substack:
YouTube Hits Orf Again, as Censorship Grows Silent But Deadly
When you know you’re being censored, you can protest. But what to do about silent editorial punishment, dished without announcement, by tech platforms that appear to be learning fast how to avoid public outcry?
A year ago, this site had to throw a public fit to resolve a preposterous controversy involving videographer Matt Orfalea and YouTube. The issue centered around the above video, “‘Rigged’ Election Claims, Trump 2020 vs. Clinton 2016,” which, despite total factual accuracy, was cited under its “Elections Misinformation” policy. YouTube, in July of last year, demonetized Orf’s entire channel over his content, saying, “We think it violates our violent criminal organization’s policy.”
As you will see if you click now, the above video, as I argued to Google, could not possibly be violative of any “misinformation” guideline, as it was comprised entirely of “real, un-altered clips of public figures making public comments.” After both Orf and I tantrumed in public — there’s not much else to do in these situations — YouTube sent Matt the “Great News!” that “after manually reviewing your video, we’ve determined that it is suitable for all advertisers”:
Here is the video –
Conservative blogger Ace of Spades also made a valid point:
“So what kind of video could spur YouTube’s censors to declare Matt Orfeala, or “orf,” a single independent video journalist a “violent criminal organization”?
One that pushes back against the totalitarian left’s current narrative that Trump is the only person to have ever challenged states’ slates of electors, of course.
We can’t have Trump’s jurors seeing this!
YouTube is telling people that they can make money only through some political speech — political speech that serves the Democrat Establishment and Tech Oligarchy.”
Last week, another video posted by RNC Research showed failed Georgia governor candidate Stacey Abrams claiming the election was “rigged,” “stolen,” and that “the process was not fair.”
Abrams also says in another video that she would never concede, adding that “concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper.”
“It was not a free and fair election,” Abrams said in an interview.
Abrams’s remarks are just like what Trump said following the 2020 election, which resulted in him being indicted, while Abrams faces no consequences.