YouTube demonetized One America News, a right wing media outlet, and gave them a one week suspension shortly after activists from several corporate media organizations published articles (CNN, CNBC, NYT) complaining that the channel was spreading “misinformation” regarding the election and COVID.
A YouTube spokesperson told Axios that the channel was suspended and demonetized for “promoting a phony cure for COVID” in a video which One America News claimed was not even publicly listed on YouTube.
.@OANN on YouTube suspension (1/3):
“YouTube took the extreme action of censoring a national cable news network for a video that was ‘unlisted’ and not available publicly on YouTube.”
– Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) 25 Nov 2020
About three weeks later, Facebook removed the ability for One America News to livestream to the network’s paid supporters.