YouTube has demonetized BlazeTV host Steven Crowder yet again, but this time Crowder is taking the tech giant to court.
Recently, YouTube gave Crowder's account its second hard strike, meaning that the next one will result in a permanent ban. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain what this would mean for the future of conservative media and how he's fighting back.
"We have filed a legal notice of a lawsuit and an immediate injunction against YouTube," Crowder explained. "This is the big one. This is the big one with the Roman Empire at this point. As a matter of fact, the Roman Empire couldn't fathom the power of Alphabet, who owns YouTube and Google."
Crowder argued that neither of the videos that received strikes actually violated YouTube's policies. Instead, he believes YouTube is essentially saying conservative views are not welcome.
"It's tantamount to saying, no conservatives are welcome," Crowder said. "I do not say this to boast. You know I never talk about the numbers on my show because I want the content to speak for itself, but this is far and away the No. 1 show on new media. Period. We beat Kimmel. We beat Trevor Noah. We beat these guys every single day. Every single day. But it's not because of us — it's conservative views. These views are not welcome. And the reason we've filed an injunction for immediate relief, is to make sure our channel is still up, that we know what steps to take next.
"And, Glenn, I don't know if there can ever be another Steven Crowder. I don't know if there can be another Glenn Beck," he continued. "We don't know if there can ever be another Rush Limbaugh, if three companies [YouTube, Google, Alphabet] control all of the information."
"I'm only one guy," he added. "But I have a good lawyer."
Crowder's lawsuit against YouTube is his second this year. In February, Crowder's lawyer Bill Richmond announced plans to sue Facebook Inc. over "unfair competition, fraud, false advertising, and antitrust" violations.
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