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 Sky News has been suspended on YouTube

02.08.21.  Now we know why Sky News has not transposed their news items to YouTube—they have been censored by YouTube and suspended for one week. Despite the ‘Turnbull’ Guardian poo-hooing Sky news as a ‘nothing’ entity on the media scene. Sky’s numbers, as furnished in an article yesterday here  and the article herein, can’t afford to be bullied “Beijing style” by YouTube.
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.

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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.

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  • Ian 02/08/2021, 7:38 am

    If Sky have published anything illegal, then it has also been shown on air. We have courts for those events. Complainants only need to raise the issue with the police if criminal or the human rights commission if against a race, etc. Failing that the complainant can take the matter as a civil issue to court. OR, like all broadcasters in Oz, you can go to the media watchdog and challenge them that way, the outcome can escalate all the way to loss of licence.

    So what does YT do? It just bans what it deems offensive and bans all other videos for a week with the threat of a lifetime ban if you get three strikes.

    If the government do nothing on this then they are gutless. Since when do we have another round of judgement in Oz?

    Or did the government raise the complaint with YT and will now sit silent?

    Time will tell who started this, government inaction will be a firm pointer.

  • Aktosplatz 02/08/2021, 8:19 am

    Sky News Australia, and in particular, Alan Jones, were seeking open debate on issues that are (still are) of real interest and concern to the public. Youtube’s service (until now) was to communicate the points AJ was raising.

    Now it has become a self-appointed censor. It is telling us that because they don’t agree with AJ’s point of view, he must be (or Sky News ) muzzled.

    I hope Sky News find an alternative platform and tell us where to find it. Youtube is merely a brand of Social Media, like FB or Twitter. If I want to listen or watch Sky News I will do so, in spite of Youtube. I saw what Social Media did to President Trump, and I have no part of FB or Twitter, and so I have no problem uninstalling Youtube.

  • nev 02/08/2021, 9:00 am

    Quoting Sky,
    “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!”

    Well IF Morrison is going to do that he could start with Sky’s News Corp stablemates across the country and then get into the Guardian and when he has cut his teeth and grown a pair, deal with the ABC.

    • Fedup 02/08/2021, 9:09 am

      Slomo will do nothing because he is a socialist dictator.

    • John 02/08/2021, 10:30 am

      And it`s got nothing to do with not having numbers in the Senate, nothing to do with it being a State Jurisdiction and nothing to do with it being not allowed by the Constitution. But it has got a lot to do with another`s Constitution, Morrisons. Are you P.M or not, Scott?.

      • DT 02/08/2021, 12:15 pm

        Please consult knowledgeable people, too little knowledge can be dangerous and mislead gullible people.

      • John 02/08/2021, 4:03 pm

        “There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know. The proverb has been traced back in English to 1546 (John Heywood), and resembles the Biblical verse quoted (above).

      • Popular Front 02/08/2021, 4:29 pm

        Morrison is a eunuch.

  • Cliff 02/08/2021, 9:01 am

    Suspended by Farce (sic) Book? I’d see this as a badge of honour.

  • Biking Voter 02/08/2021, 9:37 am

    Anyone that gets banned on youTube should move their channel to https://odysee.com/ where freedom of speech is still allowed to be practiced.

    • Aktosplatz 02/08/2021, 10:11 am

      Thanks BV, have uploaded Odysee, saw Rowan Dean Speaking German apart from that, looking good. Might have to organise sub titles.Youtube for me is on 3 strikes and they’re out, from now.

  • Tony+H 02/08/2021, 10:02 am

    I think this is more to do with certain Characters out there who are so precious they can’t handle the slightest criticism, scrutiny and people doing their own research and pointing to areas and issues when we are all being told to look “ over there” the Guardian is called the “Turnbull Times” by Sky. Anything coming out of the Guardian should be viewed in such light. It is an irrelevant rag selling Communism! Brought here by a so called Conservative PM!
    They all hate Sky especially the shows from the afternoon they all insultingly call it “ Sky after dark” Sky is making great in roads and has a huge audience.
    Recently they opened “Regional Sky” and with Paul Murray they visit regional centres and do the show from them. The ABC hates this as its shows are floundering, if they were not Tax Payer funded and relied on ratings they would be out of business.
    Turnbull, Photios and co all hate Sky and can’t handle the exposure that comes against their favourites. Alan Jones in particular has been hard in Gladys who is their little pet. Mad F@#$&* Witches and Sleeping Giants have failed so they bring in the cancel guys!

  • Lorraine 02/08/2021, 10:17 am

    I only watch Sky , and the amount of push, ” get your jab” from the Hosts of Shows such as Sharri and Chris Smith , last night and then to top it off In my view had the leftie Nicholas Reece…so I turned it off for and Hour, low and behold when back on Paul Murray is all for the truth telling with numbers and in what location…….So over covid its 24/7. I am sure people have made up their mind to be jabbed or not…..I am not having the jab for my personal medical reasons,,,,but the guilt laid on its now one Jab for you and one jab for your Country….or 1 jab for you and 1 jab for your community…….you must keep next door safe,,,,,,and be fearful of the future as you will be banned from the footy, a table at the pub. some supermarkets will not allow you in for your food…..This is boring stuff and watching a show all about covid 19 do as you are told…..

    • DT 02/08/2021, 12:18 pm

      Daisy Cousens turned Nicholas Reece into mince meat on Sky last night, she was brilliant and he was caught out doing what he does best, playing politics, truth and facts irrelevant to his story telling and accusations.

      Former PM Gillard staffer.

      • Lorraine 02/08/2021, 1:41 pm

        I turned it off when he was on,,,,love Daisy Cousins…..maybe I should have watched, but then my blood pressure may be a concern ,as the leftie sure gets on my goat

  • Albert 02/08/2021, 10:59 am

    I, like millions of others, am thoroughly sick and tired of wall to wall covid. The daily overly long and absolutely boring covid on-line media conferences giving out the minutest details of the covid hysteria is mind-numbingly offensive. Unfortunately SKY is among a number of other boardcasters who waste our time with that stuff. However, in their defence, other TV sights are doing the same and when the daily brain-washing is over I go back to SKY to get the real news.
    So, Malcolm Turnbull and the Guardian can sit on it.

  • Disgruntled 02/08/2021, 11:17 am

    Scomo needs to do something and ASAP; like a long time ago; time is running out and bloody fast too.

    The way things are now going there will be NOTHING but the left propaganda for the masses to peruse coming up to the next election; We all know how the masses will swallow almost anything and most do not have the intelligence to think for themselves!!

    C’mon Scomo, get going and get your finger out; work needs to be done and real work is very sorely lacking!!

    While you are pulling your finger out maybe you should consider pulling out your head and having a good look around and you will surely see that “every-which-way clown” blowin wind up your rear; Australia just cannot have his mob in power as your mob is bad enough!!

    With the media censoring the conservative views as well as supressing (read stopping) debate Albo is being given a “rails run” to the finish line.

  • DT 02/08/2021, 12:14 pm

    ATTENTION

    The far left globalists and fellow communistic travellers, including their ABC, will not tolerate conservative views and opinions, you will like climate hoax and accept created warming modelling, and the add on for COVID-19 virus pandemic “Reset”, “Build Back Better” and “New Green Deal” propaganda.

    By order

    Dangerous Ratbags Inc

  • davey street 02/08/2021, 5:08 pm

    Sky News should wear this as a badge of honour. Sky should formally ban You Tube and advise its viewers via a permanent statement on it’s website and at the bottom of its TV signal screen because it no longer wishes to be involved with any American owned Chinese communist party controlled social media org. The Wall street hedge fund owned Nine Newspapers/ABC media bloc would soon pull it’s head in.

  • AH 02/08/2021, 7:49 pm

    I don’t know why sensible people have anything to do with YouTube and Facebook.

  • GTD 02/08/2021, 9:02 pm

    Maybe time to go share on rumble and telegram sky news..
    IMO censured by some 16 year olds in a basement somewhere because they’re offended

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