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YouTube Goes After Trump Supporters Diamond and Silk — Demonetizes 95 Percent of Their Videos

YouTube sensations Diamond and Silk unloaded on Twitter Thursday accusing the Google-owned website of demonetizing 95 percent of their videos because of their support for President Trump.

The Washington Times reports:

Two of President Trump’s most ardent supporters, the YouTube stars known as Diamond and Silk, say a financial stranglehold has been placed on their videos.

Lynnette Hardway and Rochelle Richardson of North Carolina, whose support of Mr. Trump and no-nonsense delivery during the 2016 U.S. presidential season turned them into online sensations, said Thursday their YouTube videos have become casualties of the company’s attempt to silence “extremism.”


“@YouTube @TeamYouTube stopped over 95% percent of our videos from being monetized, stating: ‘It’s Not Suitable For All Advertisers,’” the two said in a series of tweets. “Wonder if @YouTube @TeamYouTube stopped the monetization of our videos because we are loyal supporters of the @POTUS. Hummmm. Sounds like Censorship to us, which is a Violation of our First Amendment. A Bias Method used to Silence our Conservative Voices. @YouTube, how was it OK to monetize our videos for the past two years and now those same videos are no longer eligible for monetization?”

The popular duo, who were also paid $1,275 for “field consulting” work by the Trump campaign, boast 89,000 subscribers on YouTube and another 361,000 on Twitter.

News of the largely demonetized channel comes less than two weeks since the company announced plans to fight inappropriate content.

Diamond and Silk express their grievances in the tweets shown below.

Youtube posted a reply that showed the duo how to appeal the decision:

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