Comedian and civil liberties commentator Russell Brand finds himself at the center of a tumultuous controversy following sexual assault allegations, leading to extensive repercussions across various media platforms. Though Brand has not been convicted, or even formally charged, the allegations made in The Times and Channel 4, have triggered swift responses from major platforms such as YouTube, Netflix, and BBC iPlayer, all of which have either demonetized or removed Brand’s content.
Big Tech woes deepen for British comedian and actor Russell Brand as the popular video-sharing platform YouTube extinguishes his monetization privileges in response to sexual assault allegations. However, Brand’s demonetization isn’t based on any of the content on the platform. YouTube has made the decision to punish the creator for off-site allegations that have yet to face a court of law.
It was revealed Wednesday that YouTube had placed a warning on the 2016 documentary Ukraine on Fire by executive producer Oliver Stone. Video streaming platform Rumble then announced that the producers had uploaded the film to its site.
Russia's state communications regulator on Sunday said it had written to Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google and demanded that access to Russian media's YouTube channels be restored on Ukrainian territory.
The CDC has revised its guidelines on masks, admitting that cloth masks do virtually nothing to stop the spread of COVID. The move prompted Senator Rand Paul to comment, reminding social media users that YouTube previously suspended him for saying the same thing.