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I’m Banned from Live Streaming on YouTube for Three Months: Follow Me on Twitch

Barely an hour ago, I received an email from YouTube telling me that one of my videos was being removed for violating the site’s Community Guidelines. The video in question was an episode of my now-defunct podcast Matt Forney After Hours that I’d published well over a year ago and which YouTube didn’t have a problem with until now. I now have a strike on my account and am banned from live streaming for the next three months (until January 31, 2019, to be exact).

I have appealed the strike, but I’m not hopeful about it being overturned. Several other major dissident right YouTube hosts, including Ethan Ralph, J.F. Gariépy, and Red Ice have also been hit with strikes in the past 24 hours, suggesting that Google is conducting a mass purge of right-wing channels in an attempt to influence the midterm elections.

I recorded a short video about the ban and you can watch it below:

Remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more updates.

Due to the ban, Matt Forney Live will exclusively be aired on my Twitch channel until my strike expires (or unless my appeal is sustained). You can follow me on Twitch by clicking here. I will upload episodes of the show to my YouTube channel after they air live.

Additionally, because of the streaming ban, I will not be able to broadcast live coverage of the 100th Polish Independence Day march in Warsaw on YouTube. I apologize for the inconvenience. I will try to stream it on Twitch or another streaming platform. If you want to support my fundraiser to cover the march, click here for more information: I’m currently at $403.23 of my $500 goal and the fundraiser ends on November 6, 2018.

I will update this post when I hear back from YouTube with regards to my appeal.

UPDATE: YouTube denied my appeal this morning, meaning that the strike will remain until January 31.

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