YouTube censors parody video mocking it, republishes after backlash The video, titled “YouTube Can Do Better,” depicted YouTube as a “square” businessman.

The New York Post reports the video campaign, titled “YouTube Can Do Better,” depicted YouTube as a “square” businessman and “was created by the Content Creators Coalition as an attempt to get the Google property to increase the ad revenue split with musicians.”

The “lead spot” of the video campaign was reportedly “pulled from the video-sharing site less than 48 hours later,” due to what YouTube claimed to be a “violation of terms & conditions.”

“After two days of widespread press coverage of our artist-driven campaign to pressure Google into treating artists more fairly, you suspended and are now censoring our account,” the Content Creators Coalition said after the video was removed.

YouTube, after backlash from the community, republished the video, “just three hours after the video’s suspension.”

“C3 received an email from Google announcing ‘good news!’” the New York Post reports. “‘Our specialist team has re-reviewed your account and found no violations of our advertising policies. Your ads are now eligible to run.’”

This incident comes in the wake of PragerU announcing a lawsuit against YouTube and Google over alleged censorship on the video sharing platform.

The Wall Street Journal reports the lawsuit “says YouTube’s more than 30 million visitors a day make the site so elemental to free speech in the digital age that it should be treated as a public forum.”

“The suit argues the site must use the ‘laws governing free speech,’ not its own discretion, to make decisions about what to censor,” the Wall Street Journal explains, adding that PragerU “alleges that by limiting access to some of its videos without clear criteria YouTube is infringing on PragerU’s First Amendment rights.”

“YouTube has repeatedly censored PragerU on their platform, labeling political videos as ‘restricted’ adult content and even removing a video of ‘a Muslim man describing how he was raised to be anti-Semitic,’ branding the video as ‘hate speech.’”

Although Google claims “voices matter,” and YouTube stating it is “committed to fostering a community where everyone’s voice can be heard,” both companies have acted in against free speech many times.

Countless users, most of whom are conservatives, have been censored by YouTube. The platform generally removes monetization options from accounts and videos it deems ‘inappropriate’.

Videos created by people and channels such as Michelle MalkinMark DiceSteven CrowderRebel MediaWeAreChange, and Razorfist have been targeted by YouTube’s adpocalypse, just to name a few.

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Suzana, from Brazil
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Suzana, from Brazil

Trump won, Hillary lost (yes, they are two separe event to be celebrated), justice took from ex-president Lula a triplex, a ranch, and to release him R$ 9 million, Lula has to prove the money origin.
Hollywood and its vicinities are falling apart. Prager suited YoutubE
And now Youtube looses power!

Thank you God, Almighty Omnipotent. Have mercy on us and don’t let us depart from you.

The Jokester
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The Jokester

People keep crying about Youtube’s unfair policies…and I agree they are unfair and completely retarded in an authoritarian stranglehold extremely biased way. However if we really want to make a change we will have to work for it and create a new platform.

Pat Patrix
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Pat Patrix

That’s how a free market is supposed to work but it’s hardly the case these days. Google is a mega-corporation operating throughout the world influencing literally billions of people. They own the patents, they own the market, they own advertisers. Along with FB and Apple they have the power to control the internet. Imagine using just one patented line of coding and being sued into bankruptcy. That’s what they do. Or where is your platform going to reside? On servers owned and operated by Google or any number of their properties? It’s just not that simple.

Agent 99
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Agent 99

Maybe YouTube resented being depicted as an evil white male.