The big push by Big Tech to crush dissident or even conservative voices continues, with crowdfunding giant Patreon now clamping down on YouTube alternative BitChute.
The video hosting site markets itself as a more "free speech" version of its massive rival YouTube.
A statement posted on BitChute's site by its founder Ray Vahey outlined the situation:
"Two days ago we received notice from Patreon that our account with them has been suspended.
I’ve been holding off putting out a public statement because the initial information that we were given was confusing, but to Patreon’s credit, they are replying to our emails and seem willing to take our appeal seriously. In the meantime, a lot of you have already noticed something is up and rather than let rumors spread I’d rather tell you what I know.
What is this all about?
I don’t know as much as I would like to yet, but by far the most serious claim is that Patreon believes that BitChute has no policies against violent organizations.
This is 100% not true, we are completely against violence, incitement to violence, violent organizations, child abuse, and terrorism. We have sent the Patreon staff links to our community guidelines and terms that does explain this very clearly and asked them to tell us where they feel it is insufficient."
No doubt, what has happened here is that Big Tech has become increasingly worried by the rise of Bitchute in the same way that it has been worried by the rise of Gab, with the result that disruption agents have been sent to post offensive content on the site to provide an excuse to deplatform it.
This is exactly what happened to the Alt-Right when idiots like Richard Spencer and Greg Johnson allowed in the likes of Mike Enoch, Weev, and Andrew Anglin, and did nothing to resist the Stormtard tendency simply because both Spencer and Johnson get off on fantasies of Hitler Jugend exercising semi-naked to the strains of Wagner.
The only solution to these kind of tactics is to take a proactive approach, as Colin Liddell recommends over at Affirmative Right, and root out the retards and Feds trying to besmirch legitimate dissident voices with Stormerist crap.