YouTube Removed CPAC Footage Of Donald Trump, Other Prominent Conservatives Due To ‘Misinformation,’ Group Says | Eastern North Carolina Now | Footage from the American Conservative Union’s recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) event in Texas was removed from YouTube last week, according to the conservative group.

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    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Ben Zeisloft.

    Footage from the American Conservative Union's recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) event in Texas was removed from YouTube last week, according to the conservative group.

    The conservative conference told The Daily Wire that YouTube pulled the video for "misinformation" and gave CPAC a "strike" on September 23 - a sanction prohibiting CPAC from posting for one week, with two more strikes leading to the account's removal. The CPAC event in Dallas, Texas, which took place from August 4 to 7, featured high-profile conservatives such as former President Donald Trump, Fox News host Sean Hannity, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).

    "The removal of CPAC Texas is yet another example of YouTube censoring conservative voices," CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp told The Daily Wire. "This cannot continue. The Silicon Valley monopolies abuse their control over the flow of information to prop up the Democrat Party. It's time we rein in Big Tech."

    In recent weeks, YouTube has also banned conservative comedian Steven Crowder for two weeks after he interviewed Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake. The company, a subsidiary of Google, amended its policies earlier this year such that users are now permitted to express skepticism about mask wearing.

    Last year, YouTube issued a strike against CPAC's account and banned the group from posting for one week. The video included coverage of a class-action lawsuit against large technology platforms spearheaded by Trump, in which the American Conservative Union is a plaintiff.

    "It is clear that YouTube censored CPAC because we stood with former President Donald Trump on his lawsuit against Big Tech," Schlapp said in a statement at the time. "This is yet another example of Big Tech censoring content with which they disagree in order to promote the political positions they favor."

    YouTube cited "medical misinformation" concerning COVID as the reason for removing the video, according to the American Conservative Union, although the social media company did not specify which remarks constituted misinformation.

    Lawmakers have repeatedly debated antitrust and data privacy regulation in recent months. However, proposals such as the Open App Markets Act and the American Innovation and Choice Online Act have so far failed to become law.

    Indeed, technology companies have repeatedly suspended or otherwise repressed conservative content. In one example from earlier this year, Libs of TikTok - an account known for reposting videos of leftist activists - was suspended from Instagram because the account or "activity on it" did not follow the platform's community guidelines.

    After satire website The Babylon Bee posted an article that jokingly named Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Rachel Levine, who identifies as a transgender woman, as "Man of the Year," the publication was locked out of Twitter. According to Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon, Elon Musk consulted with The Babylon Bee before purchasing a 9.2% stake in Twitter.

    The platform has thus far refused to revoke its decision to lock The Babylon Bee's account. According to Dillon, the company wrote: "Our support team has determined that a violation did take place, and therefore we will not overturn our decision."

    Likewise, conservative commentator Allie Beth Stuckey was suspended from Twitter on two separate occasions - once for saying a transgender Olympic weightlifting competitor is "still a man," and again for denouncing a Fox News segment that highlighted a family who claimed their child was transgender before she could speak.

    With respect to the latter incident, Twitter claimed that Stuckey had violated the platform's "rules against hateful conduct." Twitter eventually apologized and claimed staff had made an "error."


poll#128
Where do you stand on the wanton censorship by Big Tech Platforms, while retaining their Section 230 carveout indemnifying them for Slander /Defamation lawsuits and Copyright infringements?
  Big Tech Platforms have the right to Censor all speech providing they voluntarily relinquish their Section 230 Carveout.
  Big Tech Platforms DO NOT have the right to Censor any speech, while retaining multiple indemnifications by virtue of the Section 230 Carveout.
  I know nothing of this 230 talk, but "I do love me some social media".
398 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


poll#125
Since only about 20% of the News Media has any shred of Journalistic Integrity remaining: How does our Constitutional Republic continue without a "Free Press"?
  Demand real information, using real sources, backed up by facts.
  Promote real journalist entities only, and admonish those that prostitute their profession.
  We Democratic Socialists are doing just fine, thank-you, by promoting lies while having very little real knowledge about so much.
160 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


poll#162
In what may be the most divisive period in modern American History, even more divisive than the turbulent sixties due to today's lack of patriotism, consider what are the major catalysts causing so much of this calamity of conflict, and vote: What most instigates the division of America, on this day September 20, 2022?
  Racism within our society
  Sex realignment to the detriment of our society.
  Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Policy for the Demographic Upheaval of OUR Constitutional Republic
  Rampant Crime in Democratic controlled cities, and the possible contagion elsewhere
  Covid Pandemic, and its mishandling at the political, and bureaucratic levels.
  The unresolved questions /allegation regarding the flawed 2020 General Election
  January 6th Riot or "Armed Insurrection", depending upon patriotic perspective
  Joe Biden as Divisive Leader; Ineffective and Corrupt Executive
  Failed Education Industry, from an overall perspective, regarding all levels of education.
  Propagandistic Media in complete conflict with the First Amendment's guarantee of Freedom of Speech, and the awesome responsibility of a Free Press..
  "Orangeman Bad!"
  Bureaucracy rushing to a behemoth size, its unjustified expense, and far too often overreach.
  The Weaponized Deep State for political purposes
  A secular ambivalence to all that is real.
  Record number of overdose deaths from opioids and now Fentanyl
  Biden Administration's disastrous Foreign Policy
  Bidenflation /supply chain failure inevitably evolving into stagflation and recession.
  "Ultra MAGA Extremists" freely speaking louder AND LOUDER!
691 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

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