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YouTube Deletes Conservative Organization's Video

Jeff Katz
June 13, 2019 - 3:38 pm

Add YouTube to the list of social media outlets that have blocked or removed the posts of organizations with conservative values. 

Project Veritas, a conservative investigative group, just had its video exposing censorship at Pinterest removed from YouTube. James O’Keefe, Veritas’ founder, tweeted that the video was taken down from the platform on June 12. YouTube claimed that a privacy complaint caused the video to be flagged and then deleted.

Veritas then made a statement on Twitter as well:

After tweeting about the story, Veritas also had its Twitter account restricted. The account was suspended for tweeting about Pinterest restricting content from conservative commentator Ben Shapiro and labeling him a white supremacist.

In a statement, YouTube said, “The privacy of our users is important to us, that’s why we created robust privacy guidelines. If someone feels their privacy has been violated on YouTube, they can file a privacy complaint and we will promptly remove the content if it violates our guidelines.”