Yesterday morning, I got notified that I’d been suspended from Youtube:

The first paragraph says “We’d like to inform you that due to repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelines (https://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines) your YouTube account Gary Gross has been suspended.”

What a bunch of BS. Here’s reality:

  1. I’ve never created a Youtube video.
  2. Like everyone, I’ve viewed hundreds, if not thousands, of videos.
  3. I’ve left perhaps a half dozen comments on various political videos, none of which were anything close to controversial statements. (The last time I left a comment was more than 3 months ago.)
  4. Of course, as a blogger, I embed lots of videos that others create.
  5. When I appealed the suspension, they rejected it within 15 minutes.
  6. Further, they didn’t offer an explanation of why they rejected my appeal.
  7. They didn’t tell me when the alleged violations happened.
  8. Youtube didn’t give me a first warning telling me that I’d done something wrong. Without that warning, how can I correct my allegedly improper actions?
  9. They just suspended me.

Nothing in my actions suggests that I’ve committed “repeated or severe violations of [Youtube’s] Community Guidelines.”

This is upsetting to me. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a person that works hard to play by the rules. I’m anything but disrespectful. Now Youtube drops this on me? What prevents them from doing this to anyone? Yes, I’m aware that it’s their platform but that doesn’t mean they can apply their rules unevenly. If they do this to me, they’d better do this to everyone. Better yet, they should just stop suspending people who haven’t done anything wrong.

2 Responses to “I’m suspended from Youtube”

  • Chad Q says:

    It’s funny (not ha ha funny) that all the lefties think that Trump and the GOP are trying to squelch the MSM by calling them the enemy of the people when it’s really the MSM and the various online “platforms” that are trying to squelch the conservative message and ideas by banning people who think differently than the lefties think.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Great point, Chad. I’d love to see a conservative billionaire step forward & create a fair alternative to these tech giants, whether it’s to introduce competition to Facebook, Instagram or other social media platforms.

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