YouTube justifies banning Russell Brand for “off platform behavior,” which means mere ACCUSATIONS can destroy your entire career and financial lifeline – NaturalNews.com
Written by GRB on 28/09/2023
YouTube justifies banning Russell Brand for “off platform behavior,” which means mere ACCUSATIONS can destroy your entire career and financial lifeline
In defense of his platform’s recent decision to de-monetize actor and comedian Russell Brand, YouTube CEO Neal Mohan reiterated that the Google-owned video service can basically do whatever it wants to selectively target and punish users for what he described as “off-platform news.”
Even though the sexual assault allegations against Brand are thus far completely unsubstantiated, Mohan feels as though they are justification enough to cut off Brand’s YouTube income stream in order to prevent “the broader creator ecosystem” from being “damaged” by his monetized presence.
To be clear, Brand can still create and share videos to YouTube. It is just that he will not be paid the roughly $1.2 million per year he was previously earning because YouTube has now decided to keep all that cash for itself because of “sexual assault allegations” – how convenient, eh?
“If creators have off-platform behavior, or there’s off-platform news that could be damaging to the broader creator ecosystem, you can be suspended from our monetization program,” Mohan told CBS Mornings co-host Tony Dokoupil about the justification behind his platform’s decision.
“It’s impacted a number of creators and personalities on the platform in the past. And that’s what played out in this particular case around the serious allegations.”
(Related: Burger King, Asos, and HelloFresh just pulled all advertising from Rumble because the video platform refuses to de-monetize and remove Brand’s channel.)
Any time YouTube wants to steal a popular channel’s income stream, all it needs now are fictitious “sexual assault allegations” against the creator
Dokoupil did not let Mohan off easily as he proceeded to then ask how such a process goes when YouTube decides to punish a user before due process even gets the chance to play itself out.
“We endeavor to apply those rules equally across our entire creator ecosystem,” Mohan interjected smugly, adding that his platform is in no way “playing favorites,” even though that is clearly what is taking place with Brand’s persecution.
“Not playing favorites, having them apply to the content, the behavior, as opposed to who the person is,” Mohan added.
The fact that YouTube is still allowing Brand to share content – he just will not make any more money from it like before – proves that this is not so much about censorship as it is about YouTube stealing his earnings.
You see, from now on, YouTube will collect and deposit all those advertising dollars that Brand’s YouTube channel will continue to generate, but that he will not be able to take advantage of because YouTube has redirected that cash into its own coffers.
Not a single charge has been officially filed against Brand, just to be clear. It is all hearsay just like the #MeToo fiasco from several years back – and very convenient hearsay that allows tech platforms to steal people’s income streams on a whim.
“If a creator’s off-platform behavior harms our users, employees or ecosystem, we take action to protect the community,” YouTube said in an official statement following Brand’s de-monetization. “This decision applies to all channels that may be owned or operated by Russell Brand.”
Commenting on all this, one person wrote that YouTube is also quietly throttling certain targeted channels, depriving them of viewers and income in this way as well – this is why we recommend Brighteon.com, by the way, because you will never have to deal with problems like this over there.
“YouTube has begun throttling my view counts by almost 50% since I made a video criticizing their indefensible treatment of Russell Brand,” this person explained.
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