People being banned for outright Conservative viewpoints is one thing. Of course crazy Youtube shuts them down because it is in your face. But what about shadow bans / suggested videos / exposure blocking?
For instance. Say I went on and watched a channel that was previously deleted like American Renaissance that was deemed for unsuitable for the platform because of "hate speech". Will youtube see my watched video history and say "Eh, you fucked up. Keep uploading videos - we will NEVER let you into the algorithms".
I remember when you used to be able to type in current events on Youtube and they'd show up on normal creators pages. Just a random guy that caught it happening and uploaded it. Bam - first results.
But now? It's only news websites. I mean it is seriously only news websites that allow coverage.
I had a buddy that was talking to me about starting a channel and he has an idea revolving around skits and things of that nature. I had to tell him that YT is not the place anymore. It's not the little creative hub we once used to love.
Back in 2012 I started a small channel and was almost shocked at how quickly viewership was acquired. The videos were not even good. One was me spray painting the case of an Xbox 360, the other was just incoherent rambling about some BS videogame i was likely interested in at the time... But the views came in, man. I mean it wasn't effortless but it was VERY inspiring for almost any young person that wanted to have their voice heard or content seen. But now? Pissing in the wind. Something has changed in a massive way. I just don't know what it is in the technical aspect.
Bitchute is great and all but I wonder if it's only a political platform?
That's all - I just want your thoughts on how far the censorship extends.