YouTube permanently bans Dan Bongino

YouTube permanently banned all of Dan Bongino’s accounts today, claiming he tried to get around his suspension or something:

THE HILL – YouTube on Wednesday permanently banned conservative commentator Dan Bongino from the platform, saying he attempted to evade a previous suspension.

The Fox host uploaded a video to his main channel while his secondary channel, which primarily hosted short clips from his digital radio show, was actively suspended for violating YouTube’s COVID-19 misinformation policy.

“When a channel receives a strike, it is against our Terms of Service to post content or use another channel to circumvent the suspension,” a YouTube spokesperson told The Hill.

Both of Bongino’s channels have been removed and he will not be able to create a new one in the future, the platform said.

The YouTube spokesperson confirmed that attempts to make new channels “associated with his name” will also be denied.

Bongino had announced in a video posted earlier this week that he was already planning on leaving YouTube, and the nearly 900,000 subscribers on his main channel, for good. He had previously pledged to do the same with Twitter over his unsubstantiated claims of anti-conservative bias on that platform, but ultimately returned to the service.

Bongino will likely continue posting his videos on Rumble, a YouTube competitor championed by some on the far-right that he was an early investor in.

With Rumble, who needs YouTube? I frequent Rumble as much as I can and I tend to look for videos there first. Not everyone is on Rumble, but enough are to make it quite useful. And the platform itself is excellent.

So when it comes to this YouTube ban, Dan Bongino won’t be missing much. Good riddance YouTube.

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