YouTube Deletes Videos of Trump’s CPAC Speech, Suspends Conservative Broadcaster
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A popular conservative news network says they were suspended from YouTube because it covered President Trump’s speech last Sunday at CPAC.
The Right Side Broadcasting Network said their video had been viewed four million times before it was deleted by YouTube.
YouTube has not released a statement explaining why RSBN was suspended or why the video was removed.
“RSBN has been suspended from YouTube for two weeks because of the Trump #CPAC2021 speech, which violated their guidelines on election misinformation,” the company wrote on its Twitter page. “The video was approaching 4 million views. They have also removed it from their platform.”
YouTube suspended Mr. Trump on Jan. 12 for violating its policies against content it believes could incite violence. The company said at the time that the suspension would last at least seven days.
The broadcasting company suggested the video would have been permissible had there been a counterpoint. In other words, a digital version of the Fairness Doctrine.
“It’s worth noting that according to YouTube’s terms, our video of Trump’s CPAC speech would have been allowed to stay up had we provided “countervailing viewpoints”‘, said RSBN in a statement. “Essentially we would have had to go on air and say everything Trump just said about election fraud is not true.”
“We won’t censor President Trump or push back against things he says that, quite frankly, we agree with.”
A brief search of Youtube revealed dozens of clips from Trump’s speech. However, the entire speech could not be found.
It’s worth noting that according to YouTube’s terms, our video of Trump’s CPAC speech would have been allowed to stay up had we provided “countervailing viewpoints”.— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) March 4, 2021
Essentially we would have had to go on air and say everything Trump just said about election fraud is not true.