YouTube Reverses Course After Throttling Ben Shapiro’s Video Uncovering Corporations Behind Censorship

Aug 16, 2023 | Political News

YouTube on Friday reversed course and halted its limited monetization enforcement of Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro’s first episode of his new series, “Facts,” which takes on the powerful entities trying to censor so-called “misinformation” and dictate what media is “safe” for advertising.

The reversal came after Media Research Center (MRC) Free Speech America pressed YouTube about why monetization of Shapiro’s video was suppressed. MRC said YouTube effectively refused to acknowledge that the platform had limited the video in the first place. Notably, The Daily Wire was in communication with YouTube when the media company twice appealed YouTube’s suppression of the limited monetization and a manual review upheld the suppression, suggesting YouTube’s demonetization was intentional and not in error.