Tag Archives: YouTube

Free tomorrow?

Yes, but how free?

Via Peaceful Assembly for Truth, Transparency & Free Speech:

We will be projecting the BANNED Iconoclast interview with Melissa Ciummei (which was removed from YouTube after being viewed 450K times in 6 days) onto a building near Facebook/Meta HQ, Dublin 2.

After the screening of the interview, we will take the 10 minute walk to YouTube’s office (located at Google HQ) to deliver a letter outlining our concerns.

Thanks KN

This afternoon.

Covid-sceptical, leftist-baiting Irish YouTuber Dave Cullen, whose often conspiratorial Computing Forever channel has amassed 14,000 videos and 515,000 subscribers since its launch in 2006, responds to his banning from YouTube amid a purge of conservative and right-wing voices on the Google-owned platform.

Taking it well, in fairness.

This morning/afternoon.

Google, Gmail and YouTube are currently all down for many users.

Via The Mirror:

According to DownDetector, the issues started at around 11:56 GMT, and are affecting users worldwide

Google is yet to comment on the issues.

However, of those who reported issues with YouTube, 54% said they couldn’t access the website, 42% couldn’t watch videos and 3% were struggling to log-in.

The Mirror tried to access all three websites and was not able to.

BREAKING Gmail, Google and YouTube down: Google services crash for users worldwide (Mirror)

US President Donald Trump

This afternoon.

YouTube announced that it will begin removing any content alleging widespread voter fraud influenced the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election.

Via YouTube:

“Yesterday was the safe harbor deadline for the U.S. Presidential election and enough states have certified their election results to determine a President-elect.

Given that, we will start removing any piece of content uploaded today (or anytime after) that misleads people by alleging that widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, in line with our approach towards historical U.S. Presidential elections.

For example, we will remove videos claiming that a Presidential candidate won the election due to widespread software glitches or counting errors.

We will begin enforcing this policy today, and will ramp up in the weeks to come. As always, news coverage and commentary on these issues can remain on our site if there’s sufficient education, documentary, scientific or artistic context.”



YouTube will now remove videos disputing Joe Biden’s election victor (The Verge)


Of course you are.

Ellie, of Glass Mask Theatre, writes:

“We will be streaming our inaugural and acclaimed production, IDLEWILD, a gangland tragedy by Jimmy Murphy, this Friday on our YouTube channel. The production was filmed in Smock Alley Theatre in 2018 and features Rex Ryan and Ruairi Heading.”


Glass Mask Theatre

Katy Minshall, Head of UK Government, Public Policy and Philanthropy at Twitter; Neil Potts, Public Policy Director at Facebook; and Marco Pancini, Director of Public Policy at YouTube before the Home Affairs Committee in Westminster

This morning.

The UK’s Home Affairs Committee heard from representatives from the big three social media companies, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as part of an inquiry the committee is carrying out into hate crime.

The representatives were Katy Minshall, Head of UK Government, Public Policy and Philanthropy at Twitter; Neil Potts, Public Policy Director at Facebook; and Marco Pancini, Director of Public Policy at YouTube.

Irish journalist Gavin Sheridan followed the meeting and took notes…

The meeting can be watched back in full in video link above or here