CensorTrack with TR: YouTube Bans News Reports from The Hill & MRC

March 9th, 2022 2:00 PM

It’s Episode 28 of CensorTrack with TR. This week we talked about how YouTube censored The Hill for reporting on the news, and censored Media Research Center for posting about the shift of national COVID-19 conversation. 

The Hill posted a video on its “Rising” program where hosts talked about comments from former President Donald Trump. YouTube removed the video. The Hill also posted a clip from a Fox News segment where Fox News and The Ingraham Angle Host Laura Ingraham interviewed Trump. YouTube took down both videos and placed The Hill in a seven-day suspension

Robby Soave, a senior editor for Reason and co-host of The Hill's morning show "Rising,” wrote that any content of “Trump making an unfounded election-related claim” would be punished. “YouTube would punish the channel as if the channel had made the claim,” he wrote. 

MRC Free Speech America reached out to YouTube regarding The Hill’s censorship. “We removed content from and issued a strike to this channel for violating our election integrity policy, and as a result, this channel is suspended from publishing new videos or live streams for seven days,” a YouTube spokesperson said. “We do allow for content with sufficient educational, documentary, scientific or artistic context, which the removed content did not contain.” Isn’t it ironic then that The Hill was censored, when, according to the email, the content that YouTube censored appears to fit within the guidelines of YouTube’s policy?

Similarly, YouTube also censored the MRC channel over an episode of The Brittany Hughes Show called “November Is Coming: Four Things We're Now 'Allowed' To Say About COVID.” YouTube removed the video and placed the MRC channel in a two-week suspension. This is MRC’s second strike. YouTube’s policy states that a third strike following two other strikes and a warning within a 90-day period result in a permanent ban. 

Watch below for the twenty-eighth episode of CensorTrack with TR! We encourage you to post and share it across all social media. If you have been censored, contact us at www.CensorTrack.org, and use #FreeSpeech to point out more of Big Tech’s unacceptable bias. 



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  • And more

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