Youtube banning gun content now?

Youtube banning gun content now?

Welcome back to the 36th installment of my blog, in which I don’t claim to be an expert, in fact the opposite. I’m a new user to the AR platform and want to share my findings and experiences as I go through and build rifles as well as being the Operations Manager at Tyrant Designs.

 

 

YOUTUBE IS UP TO NO GOOD ONCE AGAIN.

 

This week I’ve noticed a couple instances of Youtube trying to censor gun channels. I first caught on when I saw that I was not receiving notifications for new video content from my favorite channels. When I looked into this, I found out that Youtube had put some of my favorite channels in an “adult/mature/restricted” category. I never set an age on my account so Youtube automatically unsubscribed me from all my favorite gun focused channels. So If you notice you’re not getting notifications from some of your favorite channels you may want to double check.

 

The Second thing I noticed was an anti gun/pro gun control advertisement on a recent Youtube video from one of my favorite channels, The Daily Shooter. I’m accustomed to seeing NRA ads before videos , but this time there was an ad with different celebrities urging you to call congress to oppose conceal carry reciprocity and the Share Act. ( I wonder how celebrities would feel if their body guards and the people protecting them couldn’t use firearms...)

I want to get a few of my opinions out there when it comes to Youtube. First and foremost I am aware that Youtube is a part of Google, and Google is a publicly traded company. They own the site and most likely the servers in which content is spread via Youtube. I do not think censoring gun channels is a violation of the 1st amendment because of this. BUT…. I do not agree with the censorship and here is why.

 

TV channels are subject to advertisement revenue which ends up dictating the type of content they put out. Youtube is the new TV. It’s an amazing tool to get content straight to people without having to go through all the filters of corporate cable channel provider. This allows you and I to see raw unfiltered information, with the only opinion given is that of the content creator and not some BS subliminal messaging.

 

It is easy to find good quality firearms information and instructional videos on Youtube. I’ve learned most of my information on proper firearm care and firearm safety through various Youtube gun channels. These channels have helped to bring some transparency and years of expertise to the new or average firearms enthusiast. Some people don’t have the time nor the money to spend on training and certain channels provide this information for FREE. This means we will have more educated users out there. The banning or blocking of these channels is a deliberate move by people with an anti gun agenda, plain and simple.

 

I don’t want to get all big brother on you all, but when huge media platforms start censoring some content and not others, it becomes apparent that they are trying to guide people to think a certain way. That’s a scary thought.

 

Has anybody else noticed the censorship on Youtube and other media outlets? What are your thoughts? Share below!

 



7 Responses

karl thompson
karl thompson

October 29, 2017

The B/S never ends! people who have nothing better to do but bad mouth guns. i served in the military and have been a member of the NRA since i was in middle school.I understand everyone’s concern about guns, but you need to understand that there will always be sick people out there, and some how they will get there hands on a gun or a truck or a knife or a bomb etc what, you going to ban them too!

Craig Brown
Craig Brown

October 27, 2017

I’ll be deleting YouTube if this becomes an annoyance! And that goes for any social media group that tries to control my freedom!

Clint
Clint

October 27, 2017

So here is my opinion… you can like it or lump, and I really don’t care which one it is for you. So if YouTube bans gun content then they should ban mechanical content, cooking content, medical content, construction content, or any other content that has to do with a trade… but what am I to say what anyone does I’m just a blue collar American that pays these millionaired mother fuckers! I just hope as a perplexity of people we can stand united when the divided government comes to take our rights. I don’t mean this in anyway bad but this just common knowledge. All empires in the past have fallen after an average of about 35 years. What people don’t realize but the government does is the U.S. has been classified as an empire for almost 80, meaning we have lived 2 lifetimes. The government knows its chances of living through a third are about as slim as making it to the moon without a space shuttle. It is doing these acts of favoring some and taking the rights of others out of pure FEAR! A scared government is a useless government, and an act of reform needs to take place at a capital level not a rebellious level. So I will leave you guys with this thought and I wish you all the best of luck in the future. God bless!

Lawrence Lerwick
Lawrence Lerwick

October 27, 2017

I have just one message for YouTube and other Gun Grabbers alike,
#NO COMPROMISE NOT 1 INCH
#2A Rally 2017

The 2A Community is coming togetheron the 5th of November at all State capitals to tell those in power that the 2A is a Constitutional Right that NO ONE CAN TAKE AWAY!!

Donald
Donald

October 27, 2017

Ebay is another gun hating company. You can buy scopes and red dots but no gun mags.

Dave Purcell
Dave Purcell

October 27, 2017

Watch out Dave, the BLK Suburbans (full of muscular dudes clad in suits) might pull up at your front gate w/ suppressed UZI 9’s… (SShit, I tremble in fear!!)

Corey, please help! Corey, PLEASE SEND REINFORCEMENTS – ASAP !! :)

David Purcell
David Purcell

October 27, 2017

Maybe that “SNEAKY BITCH” Hillary paid some young-stud – ’OH – and then [she] directed/insisted that he speak such BS before her film entourage ~ OTHERWISE HE WOULD NOT GET PAID for his SERVICING !! LOL

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