“YouTube has banned “Internet hall monitor” Right Wing Watch’s channel and removed the far-left account’s content from the video-sharing platform,”The Post Millenial reported.
“YouTube channel has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of the platform’s community guidelines. RWW itself works to get others banned & has mocked those who speak about cancel culture,” journalist Andy Ngo wrote in reaction to the news on Monday.
RIGHT WING WATCH IS BANNED
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Rt Wing Watch senior fellow Kyle Mantyla told The Daily Beast that YouTube handed out two strikes to the channel in April over videos it posted, prompting the account to refrain from posting more content to the site until the strikes dropped off after 90 days. Right Wing Watch had since relied more upon rival host Vimeo.
According to Mantyla, the third strike occurred last week, and the channel was taken down. Notification that the appeal was rejected, however, wasn’t sent until early Monday morning when Right Wing Watch went public about the ban.
“We know this is probably very upsetting news, but it’s our job to make sure that YouTube is a safe place for all,” the notification read to Right Wing Watch, underscoring that the decision was made to “protect other users on the platform.”
YouTube emphasized that the ban is permanent: “Going forward, you won’t be able to access, possess, or create any other YouTube channels.” The move is ironic given that Right Wing Watch is dedicated to de-platforming conservatives.
Right Wing Watch, a project of People For the American Way (PFAW), claims to be an Internet watchdog “dedicated to monitoring and exposing the activities and rhetoric of right-wing activists and organizations” in order to “expose” the right-wing ideology’s alleged “extreme agenda.” The site’s “researchers” monitor dozens of broadcasts, emails and websites related to the right-wing movement “to analyze and distill that information for media, allies and the general public.”
By shedding light on the activities of the right-wing movement, we help expose the risks its extreme and intolerant agenda presents to our country. We do not endorse the views of groups that we report on,” Right Wing Watch’s website states.
“Congratulations once again to all the liberals and leftists — led by their journalists — who urged censorship of political speech by Silicon Valley monopolists based in the belief that it would only be used to silence your adversaries and enemies but never your allies,” commented journalist Glenn Greenwald who was attacked by Right Wing Watch for referring to the Capitol Riot suspects as “impoverished criminal defendants” attempting to raise legal defense money. The takedown piece was related to Jan. 6 arrestees collecting donations through crowdfunding sites.
Right Wing Watch is considered an online bully that has published numerous hit pieces against news outlets, journalists, pundits, and social media influencers across the political aisle—almost anyone right of center. Right Wing Watch has pressured Big Tech companies in the past to censor its political opponents.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776