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YouTube in the latest of its latest faux attempts to “combat terrorist content on YouTube,” dog whistle for non-Progressive content  has declared war on Donald Trump supporters, Lynnette Hardway and Rochelle Richardson aka Diamond and Silk.

In their quest to rein in what YouTube, according to its blog deems “violent extremism and terrorism-related content,” has placed a stranglehold on Diamond and Silk’s videos.

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I have not included the link to YouTube’s blog here since each time I accessed the blog, Malwarebytes blocked AND alerted me to an attempt by Google (IP: 172.217.9.225) to access my laptop. Bad Google!

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Washington Times by Douglas Ernst

Lynnette Hardway and Rochelle Richardson of North Carolina, whose support of Mr. Trump and no-nonsense delivery during the 2016 U.S. presidential season turned them into online sensations, said Thursday their YouTube videos have become casualties of the company’s attempt to silence “extremism.”

“@YouTube @TeamYouTube stopped over 95% percent of our videos from being monetized, stating: ‘It’s Not Suitable For All Advertisers,’” the two said in a series of tweets. “Wonder if @YouTube @TeamYouTube stopped the monetization of our videos because we are loyal supporters of the @POTUS. Hummmm. Sounds like Censorship to us, which is a Violation of our First Amendment. A Bias Method used to Silence our Conservative Voices. @YouTube, how was it OK to monetize our videos for the past two years and now those same videos are no longer eligible for monetization?”

The popular duo, who were also paid $1,275 for “field consulting” work by the Trump campaign[…]

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Diamond and Silk are not extremists or terrorists.  YouTube has exposed their hand.

Censorship by any other name, YOUTUBE, is censorship, suppression of free speech, discrimination and considering how many non-Progressives are under assault by YouTube, a lawsuit on the horizon.

By the way, where the heck is the ACLU?

Cross-posted on Wow! Magazine.

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