Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Sargon of Akkad retaliates against what seems like a SLAPP suit from across the Pond; YouTube demonetizes coronavirus
The Left (even the less radical part) is apparently not afraid to file frivolous or SLAPP suits, as Sargon of Akkad (Carl Benjamin) claims, where he had to pay tens of thousands to defend himself in NY from England, link This was apparently a copyright claim.
Benjamin was sued by Hillary Clinton supporter Akilah Hughes for using her video from Clinton’s concession night in losing to Trump, and modifying it to make fun of it. Akkad eventually prevailed in court and is now suing for legal fees (story).
Reclaimthenet also has stories about YouTube’s crimping cyptocurrency channels, and especially demonetizing channels discussing Coronavirus.
YouTube is said to have demonetized almost all videos discussing the coronavirus. Presumably this is to discourage conspiracy theories (Wuhan lab), but this time the independent medical channels have been quite reliable and superior to mainstream media. Rush Limbaugh, well, no.