(Natural News) In the latest bombshell censorship attack on both the First and Second Amendment, YouTube announced a policy change today that will quickly lead to a complete banning of all gun videos, including movie trailers and video games that depict the use of firearms.
As Bloomberg reports, this is all being framed by YouTube as a way to prohibit the "sales" of guns:
YouTube will ban videos that promote or link to websites selling firearms and accessories… Additionally, YouTube said it will prohibit videos with instructions on how to assemble firearms.
But it is widely understood that YouTube's policy shift will rapidly expand to encompass more than just "demo" videos. As the National Shooting Sports Foundation has now stated, "YouTube's announcement this week of a new firearms content policy is troubling. We suspect it will be interpreted to block much more content than the stated goal of firearms and certain accessory sales. Especially worrisome is the potential for blocking educational content that serves an instructional and skill-building purpose. YouTube's policy announcement has also served to invite political activists to flood their review staff with complaints about any video to which they may proffer manufactured outrage."
"The unprecedented decision is a major move against free speech," writes Jamie White for InfoWars. "…[T]here are thousands of gun channels on YouTube who didn't receive any warning of the upcoming transition."
Breitbart.com's AWR Hawkins explained further, "YouTube is entering the gun control debate with a new ban on videos which demo firearms or link to websites selling firearms or firearm accessories."
In just the last two weeks, YouTube has outright terminated thousands of content accounts, including my own channel ("The Health Ranger") and the ever-popular Military Arms Channel, which reviewed firearms with a high degree of intelligence and experience.
With this latest assault on firearms-related videos, Google/Alphabet/YouTube once again demonstrates that it is the enemy of both the First and Second Amendments that protect individual liberty from authoritarianism.
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