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YouTube Demonetizes Pastor Dr. Michael Brown’s Popular Channel Without Explanation

by James Silberman Read Profile arrow_right_alt

The YouTube channel AskDrBrown, which features Pastor Dr. Michael Brown talking about theological and political issues, was fully demonetized on Monday. When Brown asked for an explanation, the company said they would neither explain the decision nor consider an appeal.

“Upon checking, your channel was demonetized due to re-used content,” YouTube said to Brown in an email. “As much as I’d love to help, this has already been reviewed by our internal team and they’ve determined that your channel does not comply with the YouTube Partner Program terms. Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with specific details as to how it led to this decision and there’s no option to appeal.”

By “re-used content,” YouTube is referring to the use of clips from other content creators. “There are a handful of videos that we have received notice about for using a music clip or TV clip that they claimed was not fair usage,” Brown wrote at The Stream. “But in each case, they made clear this was not a strike against us. They said we were not in any trouble with them, and that there was nothing we needed to do.”

The move is likely connected to Brown’s teaching of the Bible as it relates to homosexuality. On Wednesday, Google software engineer Mike Wacker exposed company communications which listed the below video of Brown’s as an example of videos which are “very counter to [Google’s] mission.” YouTube is owned by Google.

Given Wacker’s tweets and Google/YouTube’s long history of targeted action against PragerU, Jordan Peterson, Live Action, Dave Rubin, and numerous other conservatives, it’s fairly safe to say Brown is being targeted because of his views, which are orthodox Christian positions.

Brown made clear in his article at The Stream that he is considering legal action and will continue his program at every available platform, YouTube included. “Whatever the reason for YouTube’s latest actions against us, we will continue to get our message out. We will get legal counsel as to our options. And we will not take one step backwards, using every platform we have accessible to us to speak the truth in love.”

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