Diamond & Silk Recent YouTube Target
August 11, 2017
It was only a matter of time before the very outspoken and bold Trump supporter team Diamond and Silk became the new target of YouTube’s censorship agenda. The team alleges that 95% of their videos were demonetized over President Trump’s support.
The Washington Times is reporting that 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. The report is based on a recent Twitter post by the duo which reads:
@YouTube@TeamYouTube stopped over 95% percent of our videos from being monetized, stating: “It’s Not Suitable For All Advertisers”
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) August 10, 2017
Lynnette Hardway and Rochelle Richardson of North Carolina, have become an online sensation after their bold and aggressive support of President Trump even during his campaign. Their recent post claiming that their YouTube videos have become casualties of the company’s attempt to silence “extremism”, has sparked an obvious question, who’s next?
“@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?”
According to the Washington Times article, the popular duo, who were also paid $1,275 for “field consulting” work by the Trump campaign, boast 89,000 subscribers on YouTube and another 361,000 on Twitter. This news of the largely demonetized channel comes less than two weeks since the company announced plans to fight inappropriate content.
The reaction to this recent action by YouTube has been shared on social media over a thousand times, one of those being a retweet by former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin.
The Washington Times article / TRUNEWS summary.