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Is YouTube Censoring Media?

It appears there is an attack on free speech here on the internet. The latest involves YouTube and their Adsense.
YouTube and Google are a monopoly so they no longer fall into the “privately owned” excuse of “well they can do what they want”.
Can they?

Could the YouTube money paying restructure be collusion with big big business who is more than happy to crowd out the little guys competition?

Perhaps it is time “we the media consumer” considers the new sources?
What would happen if everyone simply dropped google, youtube, twitter, facebook etc?

Let’s all make an educated guess.
They would go broke.

I think THE PEOPLE forget who really holds the power here.

The new kids on the block:
GAB kind of like Twitter

“Gab is a San Mateo, California-based social networking service that allows its users, called Gabbers, to read and write short messages of up to 300 characters called gabs. … Gab describes its mission as “to put people and free speech first” by limiting censorship to filtering options made available to Gabbers.”

Minds An alternitive Social Network similar to Facebook.

“Minds is an open source social networking service, headquartered in New York City. Minds was founded by Bill Ottman, John Ottman and Mark Harding in 2012, and launched to the public in June 2015.

Elements of the global hacktivist collective Anonymous showed initial support for Minds, based on its foundation of transparency and privacy.

Vid.Me is giving youTube a run for its money.

“Vidme is a cross between YouTube and Imgur, and heavily influenced by Reddit. Users can upload videos anonymously and are not forced to register for an account. Videos that are uploaded to the platform are organized into different categories such as gaming, entertainment, and movies that are similar to subreddits. As of December of 2015, Vidme boasts 25 million unique monthly users.

As of the latest YouTube restructure of money paid to creators many are bailing to this new network