Google continues ramping up its censorship game with further demonetizations of its YouTube videos with political content the web oligarch finds offensive. More and more targets are conservative and Christian in nature and these entities, which rely so much on ad revenue to continue providing content, are trying to figure out what is going on.
One of the latest victims is political talk show host Dave Rubin, who says that 90% of his YouTube videos for "The Rubin Report" have been financially censored by Google, which owns the video platform.
“You know, the word ‘demon’ is in demonetize and I can tell you as someone that is dealing with some of this stuff, that it appears, at least, that there’s some pretty shady stuff going on,” Rubin told Tucker Carlson on Fox News.
“I don’t want to fight Google and YouTube,” he said. “I want that platform to work… and [to be] treated fairly.”
Rubin’s videos are wide-ranging. He has guests like our very own David Horowitz, but he also talks with leftists and covers topics including religion and science. Rubin said almost his entire back catalog has been censored on YouTube and he’s unable to make any ad revenue from views.
“I posted one video today. It was with a YouTuber by the name of Phil DeFranco, one of the original YouTubers,” Rubin said. “They demonetized that. This is one of their top creators that’s been on there forever.”
Carlson read a statement sent by Google that denied Rubin’s claims and stated 90% of the videos are fully monetized and only 10% are not, “because they contain discussions of adult topics… pornography, ISIS” and other topics “advertisers find objectionable.”
“That’s simply not true,” Rubin said. He insisted that he checked just prior to speaking with Carlson and the majority of his videos were still in the demonetized state, including those with Larry Elder and human rights activist and Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Carlson called Google’s censorship “ominous” and “scary.”
Rubin said it took him a long time to get someone on the phone at Google but was able to two weeks ago. He said he received no satisfactory answers.
Watch the segment below: