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#VoxAdPocalypse The Death of Youtube?

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posted on Jun, 7 2019 @ 01:14 AM
Sweeping new guide lines are being enacted by YouTube as we speak and currently 1000's of creators are essentially being deplatformed or at a minimum losing all revenue earned by their productions.

This has been put into action under the guise of curtailing hate speech, specifically citing white supremacist content as a precursor for this action. Now few would have a problem with ridding this type of content of a platform but the problem is that the net that has been cast is catching far more than just white supremacist related/promoted content. Already we see an obvious bias in regards to the heads that are rolling from this new set of guidelines being enacted by the administration at YouTube. While what small portion of true white supremacist content that managed to remain up until this point does seem to be finally being purged we see that foremost conservative voices are being silenced, imagine a field filled with candles alight when all the sudden a strong breeze comes blowing across putting them out in unison and as the light from those candles diminish so does our fellow world citizens rights to free speech.

One wouldn't be remiss to wonder what exactly has brought on this third round of AdPocalypse, well it was one voice, one voice backed by a powerful mainstream corporate entity wielding it's considerable power to silence what it considers dissidents of its chosen narrative and a threat to it's power structure. This is due to the fact that independent content creators have become the main source of news and opinion for the vast majority of citizens, essentially dismantling the very power dynamic that has allowed for the manipulation of the masses up until this point.

Carlos Maza Gives Kiss of Death To Independent Media

So in reality the cause of this is twofold

1. Because of a petty squabble between Carlos Maza of VOX and Steven Crowder conservative comedian, political commentator and content creator on YouTube.

2. The mainstream establishment seeing an opportunity to gain back some all important relevance (and by extension power) in society and at the same time seeing an opportunity to silence, demonetize, and de-platform what it views as the greatest threat to its livelihood utilizing the same tactics that have become the norm by many in what is considered the "Social Justice Warrior Movement" or the "Far Left".

Now many are going to defend these actions under the pretense that it is needed to protect marginalized groups of people from hateful speech but in reality this is just a cover for previously powerful media's attempting to regain its continually declining position. Independent Media has become all to important when it comes to understanding policy in the United States as well as the world at large as almost every mainstream media source has become outwardly biased in its reporting, pushing there preferred narrative in an attempt to manipulate those it can. Our only defense against this manipulation has been independent creators as any form of protective legislation that could be enacted by our elected representatives poses it's own considerable drawbacks that in its own way conflicts with cherished ideologies of both sides of the aisle which only cements the importance of these independent media outlets.

With these new restrictions being used to silence specific voices one could understandably fear it's final consequences, as we have seen in the past the demonstrable effects when people begin to feel they no longer have a voice, no longer have a constructive ability to effect change in their own environment. There are several paths laid before the populace at this point, let's just hope that we begin to change course to uphold our cherished liberties, value discourse, and use ours words and ideas to change minds as opposed to simply implementing a brute force scorched earth mentality.

If there is one course correct that seems imminent it's the decline of YouTube, with an antitrust suit coming from legislators and now the inevitable migration of creators to new up and coming hosting services it seems that bending the knee this last time may end up being the final nail in this massive corporations coffin and in turn it's monopoly.

Here is Crowder's reaction video recorded last night. I'm not a fan of his but this can add some important context.

Here is another reaction video to this developing situation produced by some entertainment commentators whom may soon be effected by these same regulations

Nerdrotic livestream joined by Geeks and Gamers as well as YoungRippa59.

Here is Joe Rogan's assessment in a brief clip of a recent podcast.

Here is a video posted by Jeremy from The Quartering who is a video game commentator who is also at risk of being hit by these new guidelines.

Finally here is a podcast done by a moderate left political commentator Tim Pool on these development's.

I felt it was important to use actual content creators that utilize YouTube's platform, have a watch, stay informed, and let me know what you think about this new turn of events and what effects we will see ripple outward from this disastrous turn of events that is effecting people from all walks of life and both sides of this very divided political aisle.
edit on 7-6-2019 by HonorablyTainted because: Proofreading

posted on Jun, 7 2019 @ 01:22 AM
My works have been deplatformed since before 2010.

posted on Jun, 7 2019 @ 04:55 AM
Last year YT changed regulations that meant that unless you were a large YT channel, you got no monetisation, including my channel. That killed all medium and small channels, essentially 90% of channels. That was the beginning of the end. The witch hunt regulations and censorship may, or may-not be the last nail in the coffin. It's too early to tell. If big content creators start to move, it could snowball quickly.

posted on Jun, 7 2019 @ 04:58 AM
Well.. hopefully it means that content creators will once again rely on actual worth while content, and not mass produced 'brand' content to gloat over their youtube like award.

I dunno.. I only read it for the comments.

posted on Jun, 7 2019 @ 06:55 AM
Youtube is killing itself. 2 commercials for a crap video? You can see the increase im ads since they started. Its like theyre trying to run off views

posted on Jun, 7 2019 @ 08:47 AM
This is all leftism is anymore.

Censorship, and threatening the lives and livelihoods of their opposition.

I hope they get utterly crushed at the ballot box. Because they are quickly setting the conditions for the cartridge box.

posted on Jun, 7 2019 @ 09:03 AM
It seems like YouTube is doing just fine. Last week they finally had a channel hit 100 million subs. And despite PewDiePie's claims that he was leaving YouTube, he was competing right down to the wire.

To be fair, many of the biggest YouTube names have jumped to Twitch. But T-Series has easily shown that the future of YouTube is corporate and it's profitable.

posted on Jun, 7 2019 @ 02:21 PM
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

I think Google is up there with fb, cnn and every other gatekeeper that looks like it was just a gov/spook starting a corporation.

In other words, they don't rely on income to survive, they are filte ring tax dollars into themn imo.

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