Right Side Broadcasting Network did everything they could to prevent offending content from making it onto their YouTube channel when they livestreamed CPAC last week. The muted MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell when he started talking against Covid vaccines. They cut away from panels that were discussing voter fraud. They gave disclaimers and made their audience aware that such discussions were considered to be offensive by YouTube.
In the end, it didn’t matter because they chose to air the full speech by Donald Trump. For that, they received their second YouTube strike in 90 days which resulted in a two week suspension.
YouTube has been downright oppressive with their coverup of the 2020 presidential election fraud. They’ve recently added Covid vaccine discussions to their list of items not allowed in their community standards. As I posted on Monday following CPAC, this type of draconian policing of anything contrary to the accepted narrative has forced many conservative news outlets to self-censor in an effort to maintain the business models they built on YouTube.
Some have called for RSBN and others to move to Rumble, the video platform that is much stronger in the free speech department than YouTube and other alternatives. But RSBN relies on livestreaming which Rumble has yet to perfect. Their attempt to push livestreaming during the event had flaws.
With Big Tech actively censoring conservatives, it behooves us to stop engaging on them. There will be pain as we try to build on free-speech-friendly networks, but in the long term it will be worth it.