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CENSORED? Look What Just Happened to Pro-Trump duo Diamond and Silk

When Donald Trump won the election in 2016, it sent shockwaves through the American left. After months of downplaying his chances to win, Trump dealt liberals and their media allies a stunning defeat. Although the warning signs were always there, the liberal echo chamber refused to see them.

How could such a stunning defeat happen? It would seem liberals have firm control over the nation’s media. Not only did mainstream news sources give Trump endless negative coverage, but popular Hollywood stars and musicians dependably parrot left-wing talking points. Turn on late-night TV, and you’ll find a host of comedians bashing conservatives.

However, the internet age gives Americans access to more sources of information than they have ever had. Not trusting America’s media giants, millions have turned to alternative sources of news to get a more balanced point of view. Without firm control of the narrative, liberals underestimated Trump’s chances of victory.

Of course, the left didn’t take this threat to their monopoly on information lightly. Shortly after the results were in, the media set its sights on alternative news outlets. Branding such outlets as “fake news”, liberals tried to undermine America’s trust in alternative news.

Sadly, liberals have a powerful ally in their crusade against alternative news. America’s tech giants like Facebook, Google, and YouTube are also bastions of liberal politics. Knowing their platforms are vital to alternative news outlets, many tech companies have begun suppressing conservative views. If they couldn’t win the argument, why not censor it?

Facebook was the first to pioneer this strategy, routinely suppressingconservative news from users feeds. Google got in on the act too, cutting offconservative news outlets from its powerful advertising network. Now it seems as if YouTube is the next domino to fall.

Two of President Trump’s most ardent supporters, the YouTube stars known as Diamond and Silk, say a financial stranglehold has been placed on their videos.

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?”

Predictably, YouTube claims it is only trying to fight “extremism”:

News of the largely demonetized channel comes less than two weeks since the company announced plans to fight inappropriate content.

“We’ll soon be applying tougher treatment to videos that aren’t illegal but have been flagged by users as potential violations of our policies on hate speech and violent extremism,” the company announced Aug. 1 on its official blog. “If we find that these videos don’t violate our policies but contain controversial religious or supremacist content, they will be placed in a limited state. The videos will remain on YouTube behind an interstitial, won’t be recommended, won’t be monetized, and won’t have key features including comments, suggested videos, and likes.”

The problem, of course, is that liberals label mainstream conservative thought as “extremist” and “bigoted”. As such, they are able to justify their actions as simply fighting extremism. However, what they are really doing is silencing the opposition.

Clearly, the left is trying to maintain its monopoly on information. With the powerful tech companies on their side, conservatives are in real danger of being squeezed out of the debate.

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14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. MrsDianne Kirkwood

    August 11, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Since when is an ardent patriot and extremist? When I was a kids we were taught patriotism in the classroom, on the play ground. We had patriotic assemblies where we all song anthems for crying out loud!

  2. Rosalind Christenson

    August 11, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Have always appreciated these sisters frankness, honesty and truth from their hearts! I was never offended by their content – they only speak the “truth”!

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  4. Esta Smith

    August 11, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    This is the America we live in now??????????? Shameful!!!!

    • Sister Charlotte

      August 11, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Time to take a stand for our rights before they are lost forever…easier to keep than try to regain lost ground!

  5. Sister Charlotte

    August 11, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Time we found our own outlet

  6. Rogelio Escobedo

    August 11, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    IN MY OPINION: HERE IS SOMETHING WORTHY FOR THE CONSERVATIVE TO WRITE AND LIE ABOUT:FOUND IN FB-TRUMP: “You will end up with great health care-immediately after we go in! Fast! Quick!”-TRUMP LIED! —NOTE THE WORD “WE”: HE WAS INCLUDING HIMSELF IN A GROUP LED BY SLEAZY MCCONNELL THAT WAS GOING TO DO THE ALL THE WORK.—IN MY OPINION- IF THIS INEPT GROUP OF REPUBLICANS WERE TO HAVE DONE THE WORK AND REPEALED THE ACA-TRUMP WOULD HAVE TAKEN CREDIT AND WOULD CLAIM PROMISE MADE-PROMISE DELIVERED! —BUT IT DID NOT TURN OUT THAT WAY-SO TRUMP IS BLAMING OTHERS FOR NOT KEEPING HIS FAKE STUPID PROMISE HE MADE DURING THE CAMPAIGN:“You will end up with great health care-immediately after we go in! Fast! Quick!” —NOW TRUMP LOOKS AND SOUNDS A CHARLATAN AND INCOMPETENT-WHAT ELSE IS NEW? —SEMPER FI!

  7. Pamela Miller

    August 11, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    It was America Esta. Companies have not balls. They let others tell them how to run their companies. It’s sad that in just 8 years Obama and the media and the cowards like u-tube have made America disappear. They just listen to those who scream the loudest. But they should be concerned about those who walk softly but carry a big stick.

  8. Erlinda Fayette Avila

    August 11, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    so the attack to the president of the view was not extremist and bigoted?thank you so much.

  9. noah

    August 11, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Esta Smith.. Unfortunately, you are right. On another comment section, there was a lady complaining because so many Conservatives go on CNN and other Liberal talk shows. Not realizing that this is the only way to get the truth out to Liberals, who believe every thing coming from the Leftwing news media.

  10. A. Perreault

    August 12, 2017 at 1:08 am

    THIS BULL-CRAP HAS TO STOP..! 1st Amendment is violated by the Leftist, Democrats who control News Network Stations, Schools, Colleges, Celebrities etc. Many articles on social media have stated that Obama set up a Den 2 miles from the White House..Obama paid off many News Media Stations and Journalists for their influences ‘positive’ for him and “trashy” for our great President Trump.

    Obama also paid them to submit his own “Talk-Points” to reporters at will each day to be aired on Nat’l t.v. news stations. And they (Reporters) actually have been doing this since campaign as well as rigging and manipulating Polls. Trump Towers was wire-tapped and White House was wire-tapped. Refer to Zoot Feed, Politico, Angry Patriot, Conservative Tribune, Paris Swade, America On-Line and many other sources..! This is ugly and totally not in line with 1st Amendment..!

  11. Derry Lounsbury

    August 13, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Love Diamond & Silk. Keep up the good work because I’m sure you were just waiting for this censorship! And that’s what it is – censorship!! You speak the truth and it is nice to see 2 people stand up for their right to free speech and stand up for what they believe in. We are beind you 100% If dumb youtube censors you, we will watch you wherever you are! I am sick of this nonsense of trying to shut conservative Americans up! We are behind you and enjoy you thoroughly.

  12. George Gallagher

    August 14, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Soros funded BLM supporters like Wes Bellamy do not care about violence against cops. BLM supports this and the MSM is deafeningly silent –
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/07/06/the-bronx-mourns-a-good-cop-and-mother-of-three/?utm_term=.9d21db1ba262

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