A spokesperson for YouTube said, “it had removed videos from its site and given the channel its “first strike”. Three strikes in 90 days will result in any YouTube channel being permanently deleted.” That rubbish comes from a kiddie’s sand-box of budding socialist dictators terrified of any alternate thought or opinion. Karl Marx would applaud.
Donald Trump, in the measure of a true leader, a commodity void in Australia, is suing the social platforms that deleted anything and everything he posted. The Morrison government must, and I say again, must take up this curtailing of free speech or be exposed as being complicit in suppressing information that should be available to the public. Freedom allows for debate from which to form educated opinions about matters that affect their lives and well being! And whom to elect at the next elections!Sky News must seek another platform and switch the tables on YouTube which has much to lose in revenue. This move by YouTube is pure blackmail. We refuse to tolerate bullying from the bastards in China and we should not countenance five minutes of it from YouTube.
What we see here is YouTube’s kangaroo court of Woke Lovies, who mete out the punishment verdict before anyone is apprised of the charge laid. This must not be allowed to happen in Australia. Scott Morrison, get off your bum mate and stand up for democratic freedom of thought and speech. Perhaps swift and meaningful action with this matter might improve your flagging reputation as a Covid bungler and a poor leader?
This morning ABC RN spruiked that Sky News had become a home for “conservatives” and “conspirators”! If that be the case the ABC’s dwindling audience is voting with their feet and that is directly to Sky News as the numbers indicate. Readers of this blog are urged to send this far and wide, especially to MPs.
“The Google-owned platform may remove their channel from Google Preferred and suspend their originals. The platform may also suspend creators’ ability to earn ad revenue and even kick them out of the YouTube Partner Program. Finally, it can completely remove their channels’ ability to appear in YouTube’s home page, trending tab or watch next, effectively limiting the ways viewers can find their videos.” And so Sky News falls victim to nameless and faceless arbiters. Note: the SMH and ABC has carried the suspension but nothing in News Corp’s The Australian.
Sky News Channel’s parent company, Australian News Channel (ANC), was owned equally by British Sky Broadcasting (now Sky Limited; which is now a division of Comcast), Seven Media Group and Nine Entertainment Co., each with a 33% stake in the company from its founding until December 2016, when it was acquired by News Corp Australia.
Source: Sky News
Sky News Australia has been suspended from YouTube following a review of old videos
Sky News Australia has been temporarily suspended by YouTube following a review of old videos published to the channel.
The one-week suspension by YouTube follows a review of content for compliance with YouTube’s policies on COVID-19 which are subject to change in response to changes to global or local health authority guidance on the virus.
Sky News Australia acknowledges YouTube’s right to enforce its policies and looks forward to continuing to publish its popular news and analysis content back to its audience of 1.85 million YouTube subscribers shortly.
A Sky News Australia spokesperson said: “We support broad discussion and debate on a wide range of topics and perspectives which is vital to any democracy.
“We take our commitment to meeting editorial and community expectations seriously.”
YouTube responded to media requests mentioning its “denial of COVID-19” policies but it later dropped that reference in future media statements.
Sky News Australia expressly rejects that any host has ever denied the existence of COVID-19 as was implied, and no such videos were ever published or removed.
The Sky News Australia YouTube channel has published more than 20,000 videos over the past year.
With 1.85 million subscribers, ‘Sky News Australia’ on YouTube has 400,000 subscribers more than ABC News, and is more popular than all three of Australia’s commercial news network’s YouTube channels combined.
It was recently revealed that Sky News Australia has become one of the country’s most engaging news brands across multiple digital platforms and is reaching more than a third of all Australians each month.