On Sunday, former President Trump shared remarks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. During the 2021 event, Trump discussed elections, immigration reform, the GOP’s future, a potential run in the 2024 presidential race, and more.
Conservatives were very pleased with the speech from the former president. This past Sunday, Republicans stated that Trump’s remarks were in keeping with the GOP and the party’s future as a collective.
However, the American left had the precise opposite reaction to remarks from Trump. As a matter of fact, Townhall reports that YouTube has actually banned Trump’s CPAC 2021 speech from their platform and started taking down videos that show the remarks.
Here’s Why YouTube Won’t Allow Trump’s CPAC 2021 Speech
YouTube’s decision to ban Trump’s CPAC remarks from their platform deals with the content of his speech. While addressing the audience on Sunday, the former president spoke about voter fraud in the most recent White House election.
NEW: YouTube deletes all videos of President Trump’s CPAC speech, suspends RSBN for two weeks
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 4, 2021
Since many platforms (such as YouTube, Twitter, etc.) have deemed claims about election fraud as “misinformation,” they’re pulling down videos of Trump’s CPAC 2021 speech. This also arrives as Trump’s ban from YouTube remains ongoing; the platform has justified the ban by alleging that a risk of violence stems from potential posts from the former president.
The Right Side Broadcasting News (RSBN), a conservative press outlet, has also suffered a two-week ban from YouTube, due to them uploading the video of Trump’s CPAC 2021 speech.
The Rise of Rumble
With YouTube liberally banning accounts and pulling down content, the demand for alternative media platforms is more present than ever.
After the two-week suspension of the RSBN YouTube account, the group announced via Twitter that Trump’s CPAC speech can be found on Rumble. Rumble has grown exponentially popular amongst conservatives, especially due to censorship from more mainstream platforms.
Even if we believed that, we wouldn’t sell out like that and say it just to keep a video up.
We try to follow the rules. Don’t air certain things that we normally would—but we won’t censor President Trump or push back against things he says that, quite frankly, we agree with.
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) March 4, 2021
With over a month since Trump’s departure from the White House, the big tech blacklist against him remains alive and well. Twitter maintains that the former president will never get clearance to return on their platform, even if he runs for office in 2024; meanwhile, Facebook and Instagram are still considering if they will reopen their services to Trump.
The 45th president is active on Gab; although, many would like to see him on Parler, a popular alternative to Twitter. Likewise, the RSBN is also active on multiple alternative networking sites.
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