YouTube Reportedly Demonetizes Dave Rubin's Interview With Conservative Ben Shapiro

| JAN 4, 2018 | 8:23 PM

It seems YouTube is not a place for conservatives.

Less than 24 hours after conservative writer Ben Shapiro sat down with “Rubin Report” host Dave Rubin, YouTube seemingly punished him by demonetizing the popular video:

YouTube has not yet addressed the issue, but even if it did, Rubin said the damage is already done:

The reported demonetization comes just after YouTube star Logan Paul disrupted the internet with a video of himself touring Japan’s so-called “suicide forest.” While he was there, Paul found a dead body and filmed it.

He ultimately decided to pull the video down.

In light of Paul’s video, Rubin said it’s “insane” to suggest his interview with Shapiro — during which the two men discussed religion, abortion, transgender issues, and politics — isn’t “advertiser friendly”:

According to YouTube’s regulations, videos deemed “not suitable for most advertisers” center on “sensitive topics or events including, but not limited to, war, political conflicts, terrorism or extremism, death and tragedies, sexual abuse, even if graphic imagery is not shown, is generally not suitable for ads.”

In that case, I suppose anything can be “sensitive.” So much for free speech, huh?

Watch the interview below:

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