YouTube almost bans Stefan Molyneux after mass false flagging campaign.

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YouTube came close to removing Stefan Molyneux’s channel with more than 800,000 subscribers after his videos were apparently mass false flagged.

 

In a statement released on Twitter and retweeted close to 5,000 times, Molyneux explained:

Apparently, I had ‘violated community standards’ by publishing a short video last year entitled ‘The Death of White Males,’ which discussed the decline in life expectancy for white males, in part due to the opioid crisis.

The next day, Wednesday, I awoke to another strike, this time for a discussion I had with UK journalist Katie Hopkins. Now, as I write this, two other Freedomain Radio videos have been set to ‘Private’ by YouTube and locked.

After Team YouTube responded to Molyneux’s tweet saying they would look into it further, the two strikes against Molyneux were removed.

“Good news. The two community guidelines strikes were suddenly removed from my channel and uploading functionality has been restored. For now. Thank you so much to everybody who respectfully messaged YouTube in support of my channel.”

YouTube later reinstated the offending videos and thanked Molyneux for raising the issue.

Mike Cernovich rightly responded to the incident saying, “The new form of communication in America isn’t sharing ideas, it’s spending time shutting down others.”

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