YouTube Cracks Down On Qanon, Conspiracy Content Targeting Individuals | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

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YouTube announced it is taking immediate action against conspiracy content on its platform including Qanon. The company says anyone who is pushing Qanon and "pizzagate" conspiracy theories that justify real world violence will be pulled down, NBC’s Ben Collins reports. Aired on 10/15/2020.
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YouTube Cracks Down On Qanon, Conspiracy Content Targeting Individuals | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

59 Comments on "YouTube Cracks Down On Qanon, Conspiracy Content Targeting Individuals | Craig Melvin | MSNBC"

  1. Commodore RuhRoh Raggy | October 15, 2020 at 1:10 PM | Reply

    This is great 👍 But why did it take this long to do it??


    • @Renee H do college professors bestow upon their students political beliefs? no. In fact, colleges are often there to develop critical thinking skills in their students – something trumpets like you will never have.

    • Dannnggggg you hit the nail right on the head with that!!! Some folks are heated because it hit too close to home for them 😂😂😂

    • IPAsAndSunshine | October 15, 2020 at 8:50 PM | Reply

      It’s the man who sees himself as a fool who is wise, and the man who sees himself wise who is the fool.

    • Catherine Todd | October 15, 2020 at 8:50 PM | Reply

      Nawtilis Maelis Biden is beating Trump with Gen Z . 65% to 27%. 70% have a negative opinion of President Trump. Unfortunately they are only 4% of the voting block at this time but those are the facts as of Sept.

    • Lynn Forster Davis | October 15, 2020 at 8:55 PM | Reply

      We are truly doomed as a country.

  3. Finally….I pray it’s not to little to late. ..

    • planetsagainstus | October 15, 2020 at 6:55 PM | Reply

      too x two and yes, it is. The message is out and trying to censor it will only help it spread faster. They will have to blackout the internet to stop the truth from being heard.

  4. Savage Saiyan Fitness | October 15, 2020 at 3:32 PM | Reply

    They think those videos are gone that’s wrong they are on here still

  5. Rjames Elliott | October 15, 2020 at 3:32 PM | Reply

    YouTube google Twitter main stream media is a joke six companies on 98% of all media reports so they can tell you what they want to tell you get yourself discernment To get your truth

    • Stop watching then.

    • @Jonny Tarr Most of us have. That’s why censorship on social media platforms has grown exponentially. They need to control the narrative. Only sheep believe everything they see on TV and online. Since when did we all lose the ability to think for ourselves? Why does YouTube get to decide what is so called “harmful”. what a joke!

  6. YT played “whack-a-mole” with Alex Jones. Where is he now?

    • planetsagainstus | October 15, 2020 at 6:59 PM | Reply

      I still get recommends for his videos on Youtube daily and they are up to date videos. They accomplished nothing except making his name even bigger than before. Which is awesome. LOL

    • desertpunksunabozu | October 15, 2020 at 7:47 PM | Reply

      Still under investigation by the fbi for all the cp they found on his computer. File a foia request if you don’t believe me.

    • He’s all over the place. You just don’t see him on any left-wing operated big tech platform. He’s around.

    • desertpunksunabozu | October 15, 2020 at 8:03 PM | Reply

      @dbsti 300 Yeah all those lawsuit from people in the school shooting he claimed never happened really ended up hurting his career. Lying about kids dying hurts your career. Who knew right!?🤣👏

    • Rumford Chimpenstein | October 15, 2020 at 10:01 PM | Reply

      @desertpunksunabozu for a long time he claimed those shootings were real, but so many people accused him of being a shill he changed his mind

  7. When all other social media finally shut out QAnon, I certainly noticed an incredible increase in QAnon here in YouTube. The worst is threatening the lives of people for total made up hysteria that doesn’t exist in REALITY.
    I’ve pushed to have google and YouTube step up against dangerous conspiracies that threaten the lives of people. I’m happy to hear this news, and hope they stick to it.

    • Nawtilis Maelis | October 15, 2020 at 7:07 PM | Reply

      @Victoria Ann Communists in the soviet union often accused political dissidents of being mentally ill in order to silence/imprison them. Q anon believers may be kinda crazy but if you don’t see the inherent danger in giant corporations censoring anyone they deem a “conspiracy theorist” then you are a thousand times more dangerous than Q cultists.

      Shame on you for supporting tech censorship.

    • Gerardo Argueta | October 15, 2020 at 8:37 PM | Reply

      Ive definitely known about these child trafficking rings since 2010 when I came across former FBI Chief Ted Gunderson , this man exposed the the CIA , Fbi , Gov officials for being in charge of the Trafficking rings and Satanic Human sacrifice going on not only in usa but all over the world . I reccomend you all view and share this lecture he gave .

    • Why fear a conspiracy? MSNBC and it’s followers think the Qs are all numbnutz. Why fear something inferior to their intellect, surely they can prove wrong all that they say. Or just ignore them if they are not worth the time. I’m not a follower of Q, but shutting down content on what is suppose the be an open platform is not so open. Just don’t watch, simple as that. As far a persuading family to conspiracies, so what… everyone is entitled to their opinion and to discuss their opinions to those that would listen. That is still allowed in the US. (at least for now)

    • @Victoria Ann Ever hear of Jeffery Epstein?

    • @Gerardo Argueta Well, that old nutbag also thinks the Oklahoma City bombing was done by the federal government. So I ain’t going to believe a word that came out of his insane mouth. He’s a loon.

  8. The only problem is that this makes youtube more of a publisher than a hosting site.

    • Gerardo Argueta | October 15, 2020 at 8:25 PM | Reply

      @chilldude2007 Ive definitely known about these child trafficking rings since 2010 when I came across former FBI Chief Ted Gunderson , this man exposed the the CIA , Fbi , Gov officials for being in charge of the Trafficking rings and Satanic Human sacrifice going on not only in usa but all over the world . I reccomend you all view and share this lecture he gave .

    • BaltimoreAndOhioRR | October 15, 2020 at 8:44 PM | Reply

      @Kesha Kennon does that include the science deniers who think there are more than only males and females, excluding abnormalities?

    • @BaltimoreAndOhioRR Maybe, yes (On my mother’s YouTube account, by the way).

    • Catherine Todd | October 15, 2020 at 9:09 PM | Reply

      Corey Reality and facts do that.

    • 703Deuce of Kirkdale Beats | October 15, 2020 at 9:14 PM | Reply

      @chilldude2007 That is fine what you are saying but that still makes them a publisher. So they so go by the same rules as the news.

  9. ∵¤◈§ãΐŋ†♣∀₦₲ξℜ◈¤∴ | October 15, 2020 at 4:41 PM | Reply

    Follow the plan!

    Why can’t you just follow the plan?

    😄😅😂🤣😁🤗 ~Q~

  10. The Gun Gear Life | October 15, 2020 at 4:59 PM | Reply

    Why aren’t they talking about what twitter did? If social media is going to become a publisher, then social media should be responsible for the outcomes.

  11. Youtube is astray like c attle, the Qur’an says they are astray like c attle then Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says no.. They are even more astray than c attle

  12. Its like those angry on Billy Eillish because she wears loose clothing and they can’t see her forms and then imagine her body because it would be as if they saw it

  13. Time4aNew System | October 15, 2020 at 6:06 PM | Reply

    Q is entertaining! These social apps are now controlling what we see, this is against FREE SPEECH. If they are going to censor POTUS and the press secretary, then it’s time for NEW APPS to rise and take their place

    • Catherine Todd | October 15, 2020 at 9:29 PM | Reply

      Free speech is about government censorship which is different than a company being able to use their free speech in choosing what is allowed on their platform. If Trump content is being ‘censored’ more it is because they aren’t following the TOS and are putting out more lies or misinformation. You signed away your ‘freedom’ to speak anything you wanted when you entered into a legal contract with YouTube. Truth is they should have been doing it all along. Just because people got away with it until now, isn’t evidence of you losing something. Sorry

  14. Hehdb Hehdbrdb | October 15, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Reply

    I’m starting to think everyone in the comments is just looking for someone to blame at this point…

  15. Qanon and The Executioners were made possible by the FBI.

  16. The other night I looked at an old friends FB page. He had a meme of Kamala Harris sitting with her legs open. It was saying that’s where the fly came from. I just sit back and wonder how disgusting, sexist and awful it is. It’s fine to hate, dislike Kamala, or anyone. However, the degradation of a woman’s body parts seems entirely hypocritical. Just so hypocritical that you just wonder how anyone buys into it?

  17. Off topic but when I searched “QAnon” I got results for a camera company.

    • IPAsAndSunshine | October 15, 2020 at 9:04 PM | Reply

      @Zombobo Smith true. I think we just need to accept the fact big business is corrupt, will always become corrupt no matter how much faith you could have they won’t, and shouldn’t be allowed in our society. lobbying should be strictly illegal if for business means and only be allowed for civilian and social matters. We need to outlaw corporate business. Same thing with news. The people need to come together and make it happen. Or else I fear this nation is doomed. The strongest democratic republic in human history was the Archimedean Empire of Babylon, and they expired after 320 years. We’re near 250, and to be truthful, we aren’t as strong as we were once. We need big changes, smaller business and more opportunities for little people. No more Monsanto, Bauer Donny trump’s, and we need limits to our fed. They need to not be rich elites, they should be banned. It should be middle class people who understand struggling and succeeding, not people who have never worked hard nor had to earn their wealth. A man who makes 60k a year would be more grate and respectful for a 120k a year salary for a few years to be a senator or congressman temporarily. Much more than a guy who makes more money sitting at home than that and would rather take another vacation than like, idk, giving struggling Americans relief in a worldwide pandemic. This system is so terrible, it’s so bad, and it’s gone so far away from the civil rights that made us great once.

    • IPAsAndSunshine | October 15, 2020 at 9:05 PM | Reply

      @Zombobo Smith I’m not gonna lie, I thought this was to a different comment I made. Bahaha…so how’s that rant for off topic. Sorry, I’ll delete it if it bothers you

    • @IPAsAndSunshine Well I’m British so I understand what a fall from preeminence feels like. Then again I think we understood that power doesn’t last forever a little better than the US, maybe because we’re more cynical. I think, like most other things, the American ability to believe is it’s great strength as well as it’s great weakness. It’s why QAnon is becoming so prevalent that there’s even congressmen being elected on a platform of belief in Satanic, baby eating Democrats that torture children in huge underground caves to extract adrenochrome, a magical sounding substance capable of making one forever young. But you only have to look at Nancy Pelosi to see that adrenochrome obviously doesn’t work.

    • @IPAsAndSunshine If I can recommend a good video about QAnon and ability to pull other conspiracy theories under it’s umbrella, try this

    • IPAsAndSunshine | October 15, 2020 at 9:41 PM | Reply

      @Zombobo Smith I’m going to watch this, but I feel like I may have already seen it. I for a hobby for some time now have been tearing down conspiracies. It was after being exhausted from trying to follow the news years ago when i noticed it was really becoming more opinion and conjecture, instead of fact sharing. Then the last of the independent media started getting gobbled up by big business. That when all the news nosedived. We have cnn pushing Facebook posts that were blatant satire as fact and fox being sued by foreign governments for slander. It was just at a point o was like wtf. I needed something to curb my mind cause I’m very analytical about stuff. I remember seeing Alex Jones for the first time, well that I paid him mind and I was like this guy is hilarious, and psychologically impacted from something. I followed some of his stuff never fell for it, I did fall for that 2012 crap about the Mayan calendar because the msm really pushed it…its a shame to admit but hey you know…I was young. Anyhow I started learning how to fact check back then and I could pinpoint the facts on what this man said, and how they all share a trait, they aren’t complete. That’s the psychology behind conspiracy. You isolate incomplete and unanswerable fact and then you entangle it with other incomplete facts. The more facts like this that exist about a topic the more entanglement you have. This entanglement is like throwing random cards that have loose connections out and then
      Bam tour interpretation is all that matters. In Alex Jones case it’s for 2 things, ratings and advert plugs. Obviously not all Conspiracy is up front as Alex Jones, sometimes the sale isn’t product but a person. And with Q anon trump is what’s being thrown on the table with the cards linking them together. So of course this specific thing will be censored. But the bigger picture is how much more has and will be after this. Each day more sites are censoring more people’s voices and ideas in the name of security and safety. It’s civil infringement on the right to live in this life. People shouldn’t be tolerating this. This is how we end up with entire countries of slaves like n Korea or China, or the USA, etc.

  18. I don’t use QTips, I’m worried they may damage my middle ear.

  19. Bless'd w Savin'Grace | October 15, 2020 at 10:31 PM | Reply

    I personally believe Qanon is psyop that being said
    This “reporter”

  20. Bless'd w Savin'Grace | October 15, 2020 at 10:32 PM | Reply

    Qanon psyop is under attack bc they DIDN’T EXPECT citizen sluth 2 RESEARCH the pedos!!!

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