YouTube Alternatives for Gun Videos & Content Creators

Friday, March 1, 2019
By Paul Martin

by John Crump
Ammoland.com
March 1, 2019

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- When FPSRussia debuted on YouTube, no one could have imagined that the channel’s creator Kyle Myers would be able to make a living on the video sharing platform, but he became wealthy by playing the character of Dmitri Potapoff for adoring fans.

The YouTube creator’s success led to others being able to follow their dream and share their passion for guns and the Second Amendment on the Google video sharing platform. This success was until what became known as the YouTube “Ad-pocalypse” happened on the website.

In March of 2017 advertisements played on certain racist and extremist content. Watchdog groups notified the mainstream media and newspapers such as the Wallstreet Journal jumped on the story and started contacting advertisers to get comments. In this age of PC, brands didn’t want the public to think they were endorsing these views, so they started pulling their ad money from the Google-owned subsidiary.

Seeing their value plummet, YouTube decided they needed to act to head off the mass exoduses of advertisers. They rewrote their policy, and most advertisements were only running on what they considered family friendly content.

Google, being a far-left company, does not believe gun channels were family friendly.
Firearms channels saw a massive decrease in ad revenue. Not only did they see their ad revenue decreased, the chances of YouTube recommending their content plummeted. Without being recommended by the algorithm, it is hard to be discovered by new viewers and sponsors. This change was the original shadowban.

Jason Abston of Boomstick Tactical ran into problems with YouTube and had strikes placed on his channel and had his other videos demonetized for arbitrary reasons.

“I’m a state certified firearms instructor and make videos on gun safety as well as training videos,” Abston told me. “YouTube has deleted one of my videos, demonized them and block my channel from search results. One video I made was me standing in front of the camera talking about the history behind the Second Amendment. YouTube said it violated their community standards.”

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