“Recently, outraged by the libeling and cancelling of prominent Trump supporter, “MyPillow guy” Mike Lindell, WND posted a short video in support of Mike. That video resulted in the demonetization of the entire WND YouTube account.“source
15 USC 12, §12. Definitions
“Antitrust laws,” as used herein, includes the Act entitled “An Act to protect trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies,” approved July second, eighteen hundred and ninety … The word “person” or “persons” wherever used in this Act shall be deemed to include corporations and associations existing under or authorized by the laws of either the United States, the laws of any of the Territories, the laws of any State, or the laws of any foreign country.
Alphabet owns Google. Alphabet revenue for the quarter ending December 31, 2020 was $56.898B, a 23.49% increase year-over-year.source Revenue from YouTube, the second most visited site in the world, exceeds $15 billion per year and its value is estimated at $300 million.source
YouTube hosts the Communist Party USA, various people and organizations promoting Democratic Socialism, innumerable purveyors of pornography, and videos of Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei, the leader of the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism calling for death to America.
The first question that comes to mind: Why does YouTube choose to punish conservative news service like World Net Daily for featuring a respectable Christian conservative businessman and a patriot like Mike Lindell?
My second question: Is the demonetization of World Net Daily videos not a violation of the interstate commerce clause?
And, my third: Is not YouTube effectively a monopoly subject to anti-trust laws?
All legitimate American businesses that come to depend on YouTube advertisement revenue should take notice.