YouTube Does Not Believe in Free Speech…gives LFC another strike

September 15, 2022

We received the following message from YouTube. We recorded Joe Blystone, candidate for Governor of Ohio, in March, 2022 while he was on the campaign trail, and reported what he said. He was speaking to potential voters in Willowick, Ohio and did make negative comments on the 2020 election.

Obviously, YouTube is not the platform for any citizen journalist endeavoring to get the truth out to the people. We have switched to to avoid the YouTube censorship.

Brian Massie, citizen journalist

Our team has reviewed your content, and, unfortunately, we think it violates our misinformation policy. We’ve removed the following content from YouTube:
Video: Joe Blystone Candidate for Governor 3/23/22
We know that this might be disappointing, but it’s important to us that YouTube is a safe place for all. If content breaks our rules, we remove it. If you think we’ve made a mistake, you can appeal and we’ll take another look. Keep reading for more details.
How your content violated the policy
Content that advances false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches changed the outcome of the U.S. 2020 presidential election is not allowed on YouTube. 
How this affects your channel
Your channel now has 2 strikes. You won’t be able to do things like upload, post, or live stream for 2 weeks. Three strikes in the same 90 day period will result in your channel being permanently removed from YouTube.
What to do next
We want to help you stay on YouTube, so please:
Make sure you understand YouTube’s Community Guidelines and strikes basics.Review your content with our policies in mind. If after reviewing your content you think we made a mistake, let us know. You can appeal this decision here.Understand that this strike will expire after 90 days, and that deleting the content will not remove the strike.Remember, if your channel has been restricted from using any YouTube features, you’re prohibited from using another channel to get around these restrictions. Doing so is considered circumvention under our Terms of Service, and may result in termination of your account and all your channels.
The YouTube Team


Categories: Free Speech Zone, Uncategorized

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