The former secret service agent, who has nearly 870,000 subscribers on YouTube, has so far been removed from YouTube’s affiliate program, which allows him to monetize his videos through advertising.
He was also prevented from posting new videos on the site for a week. If he continues to violate the company’s bans on Covid’s misinformation, he could completely lose the channel.
“We removed the video for violating our policy on misinformation about COVID-19, particularly because of comments that the masks were useless, resulting in the first sentence on the channel,” a YouTube spokesman said. The Daily Beast.
On Friday, Bongino Report, one of Mr Bongin’s ventures, shared a picture of an email he sent to YouTube in response to the interruptions, calling the site a “s *** platform”.
“If I said I was surprised here, I would be lying,” the statement said. “We knew it was only a matter of time before tyrannical, hostile free speech, shit, the big technological bullshit you work for, would try to silence us.”
The Conservative host has vowed to continue posting on “why the masks were completely ineffective in stopping this pandemic”, and signed a message “Respectfully kiss my A **.”
The Independent he turned to Mr Bongin for comment.
Despite being immunocompromised and vaccinated against Covid himself, Mr Bongino opposed Covid’s security measures, such as masks and vaccination powers, which he had recently described as “totalitarian”. interview with New Yorker.
He has often clashed with the media on current issues such as Covid, freedom of speech, and the January 6 uprising at the U.S. Capitol.
Mr Bongino once threatened to leave Cumulus Media, which syndicates his radio show, because of the vaccination company’s mandate, saying at the time: “I don’t believe this is based on any science.” He later relented and returned to the air.
A provocative leader has financial interests in a number of alternative media sites with looser content rules, including the Rumble video site, where it has about 2 million subscribers.
He is too investor in Parler, an alternative social media site popular with Trump supporters, where users sometimes posted that they promote violence and crime. The app grew rapidly, but was removed from app stores and Amazon’s web hosting services earlier this year, for which Mr Bongino blamed “communists at Apple, Amazon and Google”.
Following the riots at the Capitol on January 6, Mr. Bongino was suspended from Twitter for posting a video of former President Trump that included false allegations of voter fraud. The host later left the platform, claiming, “Twitter needs me. I don’t need Twitter. “