Last Updated on March 22, 2022
YouTube has suspended the account of Right Side Broadcasting (RSBN) just days before the network was set to broadcast a Trump rally in Georgia. “On Tuesday afternoon, we were notified that our abilities to livestream and upload content have been suspended for one week after YouTube deleted two of our videos that allegedly violated their company policies,” the network wrote in a statement.
YouTube’s enforcement action against RSBN marked the second instance in less than a month. The account was previously locked in early March after it carried Trump’s CPAC speech. Right Side was forced to delete the video, which had amassed more than 4 million views, because it violated YouTube’s “election misinformation” policy. The network was ultimately locked out of their account for two weeks.
The videos censored by YouTube include President Trump’s interview with RSBN, as well as an interview with U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).
“Giving no respect to our First Amendment rights, YouTube claims these videos contain ‘lections misinformation’ and a lack of ‘sufficient’ context, warranting their removal,” the network said in response to YouTube’s actions. “Blatant Big Tech censorship will not deter RSBN from continuing to livestream President Trump’s upcoming rally in Commerce, Georgia. We are fully prepared to move ahead with all-day live coverage on Rumble. We will not allow the voice of President Trump and his supporters to be silenced.
RSBN has carried dozens of Trump rallies and related election integrity rallies since the 2020 election. As a result, they have been subjected to a relentless big tech censorship campaign across numerous platforms. In addition to YouTube, RSBN’s account has been suspended by Twitter on numerous occasions
Rumble responded to the ban and said they were looking forward to hosting the stream on their platform. “RSBNetwork announced YouTube has suspended them and they will move ALL live coverage to Rumble for President Donald J. Trump’s rally this Saturday in Georgia,” wrote the YouTube competitor in a tweet. “The last time this happened, RSBN almost crashed our servers. Let’s try to do that again.”