Google-owned YouTube has stripped the Epoch Times of its ability to monetize content on the platform, giving only vague reasons as to why.
“YouTube demonetized the Epoch Times and related accounts last week,“ said Stephen Gregory, publisher of the Epoch Times. “This is the latest example of big tech suppression of free speech, a step on the road to communist-style censorship.“
A YouTube spokeswoman told Breitbart News the following:
We have demonetized The Epoch Times‘ YouTube channel and affiliated channels and suspended them from the YouTube Partner Program. All channels on YouTube need to comply with our Community Guidelines and in order to monetize, channels must comply with the YouTube Partner Program policies, which include our Advertiser-Friendly Guidelines. Channels that repeatedly violate these policies are suspended from our partner program.
But YouTube did not identify which video(s) from the Epoch Times violated the platform‘s policies.