YouTube Suspends and Demonetizes One America News Network (OANN)

YouTube Suspended Defunded COVID-19 US Election 2020

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.

Sources / Relevant Material

  2. Reclaim The Net "YouTube suspends and demonetizes OAN for “COVID-19 misinformation”" by Tom Parker (24 Nov 2020)
  3. The Epoch Times "OAN Responds After YouTube Temporarily Bans, Demonetizes Outlet Over ‘Unlisted’ COVID-19 Video" by Mimi Nguyenly (24 Nov 2020)