In the last few days we noticed our YouTube numbers take a massive down turn while the majority of our new videos and top videos have been demonetized with no explanation at all. We looked at our website and social media numbers and they were better than ever but for some reason – our YouTube channel took a massive hit.
WeAreChange as a fully independent news organization relies on the majority of its funding from the YouTube Google Adsense account, the ads that play before or along side the content that we provide. These ads have been taken away from the majority of our channel, some videos remain monetized but the ones generating the most hits and the new ones have been disabled with no option to change, reverse and challenge the decision.
We asked our over 200k youtube subscribers if our videos were even showing up in their news feed and many of them complained they were not. We reviewed all of our latest content to make sure it doesn’t disrupt the policies and guidelines of Google and we have NOT. We are left with no other option but to go public with the information, especially with the developments with AntiWar.com as a clear sign that we are being censored by Youtube/Google/Adsense.
We have sent google notices about these abrupt changes and we have received two emails, one saying that 2 videos “due to the sensitive nature of the content in your video, we’ve decided that it’s not appropriate for advertising at this time. Thank you for understanding.” We are still perplexed how main stream media reports, interviews with Presidents, self help and non violent philosophy videos can be viewed as sensitive content?
The majority of demonetized videos have yet to have an explanation to why this occurred . The official response we got from Google regarding these demonetized video’s is “ I’ve escalated the issue to the appropriate team, and they’re currently investigating.”
For Google/Youtube/Adsense to demonetized the majority of our content all of a sudden without any explanation or even give the opportunity to counter these strikes is really bad business practice. Google/Youtube/Adsense are private companies and we respect their right to do business with who whom they please, but taking away the main revenue flow from an independent news organization, giving it no time to prepare or settle their difference is shocking for a platform that’s key slogan is “Don’t Be Evil”.
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WATCH: Armed 84-Year-Old Vet Turns the Tables on Robber
An 84-year-old veteran is being hailed as a hero after turning the tables on an unsuspecting robber.
Surveillance footage shows the suspect approach Doug Jandebeur as he’s getting into his truck outside his business in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The man grabs Jandebeur from behind, punches him in the face and takes his wallet.
That’s when Jandebeur pulls out his handgun and sends the thief running for his life.
“I pulled out my automatic and was getting ready to ventilate him,” Jandebeur explained. “Once he saw my gun, he decided it was time to leave.”
“Anybody that doesn’t arm themselves is asking for trouble,” Jandebeur advised.
Jandebeur has a bruised jaw, but is otherwise fine.
Authorities are looking for the suspect.
Watch the surveillance footage in the “America’s News Headquarters” clip above.
Ukraine’s Minister of Information Policy announced that he seeks eight to 15 year prison terms for employees of Donetsk and Luhansk television stations.
Ukraine’s Minister of Information Policy, Yuri Stets, said in an interview to Radio Liberty that he wants people who work for local television in Donetsk and Luhansk to serve eight to 15 years in prison.
“I think that it’s effective enough for law enforcement to work there so that people who worked for the channels of the so-called LPR [Luhansk People’s Republic] and DPR [Donetsk People’s Republic] got the following sentences: eight to 15 years.”
In the same interview, Stets says that he has been able to convince Europeans that his ministry will not be a “Ministry of Censorship.” In addition, he announced that a new radio station aimed at Crimea will be launched sometime next week.The Ministry of Information Policy remains the least-popular ministry in Ukraine according to opinion polls, and often refer to it as the “Ministry of Truth” for its contradictory aims, referencing George Orwell’s novel ‘1984.’ On Thursday, the ministry took control of a financial education television channel, intending to launch a new international broadcaster, Ukraine Tomorrow.
In February, the Ministry of Information Policy launched the “Ukrainian Information Army,” a project which intended to start arguments in comment sections of Russian news websites to shift public opinion. The project failed after warriors failed to convince Russians that Ukraine’s declining standard of living is the fault of Russia and personally Putin, and has since become a mailing list of links to share on social media.