August 10, 2017

YouTube Can't Stop Us!

Faith GoldyArchive

Right wing commentators and alternative investigative media outlets are in YouTube's sights. 

After YouTube recently announced a new policy to suppress and demonetize "controversial" videos, The Rebel is taking matters into our own hands. 

We're hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.

We're building an app. That application will host both our free content as well as our subscription paywall shows. However, while our app is going to be world class, it isn't going to be cheap.

Developing the app is going to cost us $120,000.

To integrate it with our video hosting system, and with our payment system, that’s another $19,000.

And once we get up and running, we estimate that’s going to cost $90,000 to build the video player that runs the videos in the app.

To move our 6,500 videos over from YouTube to the app costs about $13,000.

And we have to upgrade our existing TV apps for Roku and Apple TV — that’s $20,000.

Plus $40,000 to upgrade our computer software and servers at our headquarters, to make all of this work.

$302,000: That’s what it costs to make your own conservative alternative to YouTube.

That’s a lot of money. But we're confident we can do it— with our audience and for our audience.

If you believe in our original, fact-driven journalism and conservative commentary and want to help support this new chapter in our media's lifespan, please go to TheyCantStopUs.com.

Help us build the app to protect us from YouTube censorship!

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commented 2017-08-16 21:44:18 -0400
“How do you and these authors know that these particular alleged statements contributed to Kevin being charged?”

Go back to school so that you can learn to READ first.

Ezra Levant and the like won’t tell you what Kevin Johnston said in one of his Freedom Report videos:

“It is time for us to take our masculinity back and beat the living hell out of these [Muslims]. Pin them down on the ground, and beat them until they pass out. And when they’re passed out, you beat them further; and when they’re on the ground passed out, kick them, break a kneecap, break an elbow, press their hands backwards turn their wrists sideways, start breaking these guys down.”

Johnston was recently charged under Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code because he is promoting hatred and advocating violence, NOT because he is criticizing Islam.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/08/hate-laws-put-reasonable-limits-on-freedom-of-speech.html
commented 2017-08-15 21:56:24 -0400
I didn’t realize this would be so hard for you. How do you and these authors know that these particular alleged statements contributed to Kevin being charged? Try to keep up this time.
commented 2017-08-15 20:02:49 -0400
AYAN RAY, how the hell do the authors of that Toronto Star article (and you) know that Kevin J Johnston is being charged under 319.2 for “promoting hatred and advocating violence” because of allegedly making those statements?”

Maybe you should learn to read first?

Ezra Levant and the like won’t tell you what Kevin Johnston said in one of his Freedom Report videos:

“It is time for us to take our masculinity back and beat the living hell out of these [Muslims]. Pin them down on the ground, and beat them until they pass out. And when they’re passed out, you beat them further; and when they’re on the ground passed out, kick them, break a kneecap, break an elbow, press their hands backwards turn their wrists sideways, start breaking these guys down.”

Johnston was recently charged under Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code because he is promoting hatred and advocating violence, NOT because he is criticizing Islam.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/08/hate-laws-put-reasonable-limits-on-freedom-of-speech.html
commented 2017-08-14 21:20:06 -0400
AYAN RAY, how the hell do the authors of that Toronto Star article (and you) know that Kevin J Johnston is being charged under 319.2 for “promoting hatred and advocating violence” because of allegedly making those statements?
commented 2017-08-14 02:15:56 -0400
" Ayan Ray look up Imams calling for the death of Jews in your search engine, many examples, not one charge or HRC action. Sorry if the truth hurts."

Larger Muslim community wants apology from mosque and wonders why controversial imam was invited to preach

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/imam-sermon-montreal-mosque-1.4037397

Thanks for confirming that racism, conservatism, and low IQ go hand in hand.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/millennial-media/201304/do-racism-conservatism-and-low-iq-go-hand-in-hand
commented 2017-08-14 02:11:56 -0400
“Ayan Ray please tell us what he said, they will not release that info you halfwit.”

Ezra Levant and the like won’t tell you what Kevin Johnston said in one of his Freedom Report videos:

“It is time for us to take our masculinity back and beat the living hell out of these [Muslims]. Pin them down on the ground, and beat them until they pass out. And when they’re passed out, you beat them further; and when they’re on the ground passed out, kick them, break a kneecap, break an elbow, press their hands backwards turn their wrists sideways, start breaking these guys down.”

Johnston was recently charged under Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code because he is promoting hatred and advocating violence, NOT because he is criticizing Islam.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/08/hate-laws-put-reasonable-limits-on-freedom-of-speech.html
commented 2017-08-12 12:29:37 -0400
Drew Wakariuk,

You do realize that videos can be hosted on a website through many video services for cheap and that don’t require YouTube. You don’t need close to half a million dollars to run video on a website and that can also be accessed on other platforms.
commented 2017-08-12 02:30:32 -0400
Ayan Ray look up Imams calling for the death of Jews in your search engine, many examples, not one charge or HRC action. Sorry if the truth hurts.
commented 2017-08-12 02:28:03 -0400
Jimmy Reece what else should the Rebel do if Youtube censors them? Just quit making videos?? Who the fuck do you think these companies are? Why should anyone accept their bullshit? I quit using FB a while back, i seem to still live my life.
commented 2017-08-12 02:26:30 -0400
Jimmy Reece many said that to Cuckerberg and others before. Nothing moronic about it. You do not have to go with FB or Youtube, they are not godlike entities.
commented 2017-08-12 02:25:11 -0400
Ayan Ray that is an opinion column from a liberal rag.
commented 2017-08-12 02:24:29 -0400
Ayan Ray please tell us what he said, they will not release that info you halfwit. And when was the last time you talked to Johnston face to face? Oh sorry is asking the same thing of you a bad thing? LMAO!
commented 2017-08-12 01:05:23 -0400
“They are the ones inciting hatred and promoting violence.”

How many time you visited a mosque?
commented 2017-08-12 01:01:06 -0400
“Using the word “won’t” implies they knew something damning to their position but chose not to say it.
That means you must have had to know that they knew it.”

If you are saying numerous times that Kevin Johnston has been charged for criticizing Islam, you are lying.

Ezra Levant and the like won’t tell you what Kevin Johnston said in one of his Freedom Report videos:

“It is time for us to take our masculinity back and beat the living hell out of these [Muslims]. Pin them down on the ground, and beat them until they pass out. And when they’re passed out, you beat them further; and when they’re on the ground passed out, kick them, break a kneecap, break an elbow, press their hands backwards turn their wrists sideways, start breaking these guys down.”

Johnston was recently charged under Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code because he is promoting hatred and advocating violence, NOT because he is criticizing Islam.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/08/hate-laws-put-reasonable-limits-on-freedom-of-speech.html
commented 2017-08-11 23:48:55 -0400
Drew Wakariuk,

The Rebel’s plan is moronic. Even people who support The Rebel financially are saying that this is a very costly bad idea and no, it won’t be competition to YouTube.

Plenty of rich conservatives. Why don’t a couple of conservative billionaires hook up with some tech people and create Conservatube. Link up The Rebel with Brietbart, Info Wars and Rush Limbaugh and you could have something there.
commented 2017-08-11 18:07:14 -0400
I will support people like conservative farmers who feed us, people like Jimmy can support censoring liberals on the internet who do not provide anything required for life. Which one can you live without?
Conservatives can live without liberals, liberals cannot live without conservatives.
commented 2017-08-11 18:03:30 -0400
Jimmy Reece the Rebel is trying to do exactly that and you are crapping on them for it. Make up your mind hypocrite. If any of those companies you listed were created in Canada and on a state controlled medium other than the internet the liberal bureaucracy would have stifled them as they used to be open platforms. And you damn well know it.
commented 2017-08-11 17:50:47 -0400
Jimmy Reece those companies fire creators that they do not agree with, liberals and conservatives both built those companies fool. And ads pay for those companies. Cuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook in case you missed it, he just revamped it, he did not create it. And maybe look at Twitters stock prices over the last few years LMAO!
commented 2017-08-11 13:44:52 -0400
Why can’t we all say it the way it really is? Why is it that the left wing trolls are so careful to protect what is being said at the mosques . They are the ones inciting hatred and promoting violence. Peaceful religion?….I think not! If any of you can’t see what’s going on here and most of Europe, then remove your friggin heads from that dark place and start dealing with reality. Learn from history and our vets or history will repeat itself once again and by the time you useless leftards wake up it will be too late. You can bet that your sons and daughters won’t be the ones laying their life on the line in the military to protect our interests! NOOOOO! They will be the ones much like yourselves who attack and cut back our great military every chance you get. Long live the Rebel!
commented 2017-08-11 12:37:51 -0400
I think it’s very telling that conservatives don’t actually want to create and pay for competition to YouTube, Twitter and Facebook – they just want to boo hoo about services created and run by liberals.

Come on conservatives – put YouTube, Facebook and Twitter out of business with better sites. Do liberals have to create all the cool stuff on the internet that billions of people use?
commented 2017-08-11 11:50:51 -0400
Hey Ayan, here’s a petition for you to sign.
“Join the Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) in defending the civil rights of Ontario citizen Kevin Johnston.
“No one in Canada should be jailed or criminally prosecuted for thoughts, inferred attitudes or speech, in the absence of proven intention to have demonstrably caused actual harm to an identified person. Victimless crimes are antithetical to democracy. Supposed capability of inducing an emotional response (“hate”) in persons at large must never be the crux of a criminal prosecution. Section 319(2) (“Wilful promotion of hatred”) of the Criminal Code must be struck.
OCLA
The Ontario Civil Liberties Association vigorously advocates for authentic and unqualified freedom of expression of individuals, on all topics and in every form, in accordance with the right to free expression enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Civil rights and legal context
The threats to civil liberties caused by the hate propaganda provisions (sections 318 to 320) of the Criminal Code of Canada affect all Canadians.
The said sections define offences resulting in prison sentences of up to five years for speech that need not be proven to have caused physical or psychological harm to any person. The sections define crimes of expression in which the Crown is not required to prove that there was a victim, or that any person suffered actual harm.
The said sections are applied at the discretion of the Government, since no proceeding can be instituted without the consent of the Attorney General. Thus, the use of such a proceeding as a political instrument is an inescapable feature of the law.
The political nature of charges made under the said sections is evident. Powerful individuals calling for or condoning wars of aggression that are actually carried out are never charged. The accused typically are politically isolated ordinary bloggers and publicists, who express highly unpopular views that attract the political opportunism of influential lobby groups, or are social media pundits who have a following that can be politically exploited because of its minority views that repel a majority constituency.
At the Government’s whim, the accused is confronted with the disproportionate legal resources of the Crown, and the investigative resources of the police – who will typically make a home-invasive seizure of all storage and communication equipment and agreements (mobile phones, computers, account statements, stored emails, books, etc.).
The arrested individual must apply for bail release. If released from custody, bail conditions can include a partial or total gag-order about the proceedings and about the impugned expression.
Prosecution of Kevin Johnston
According to multiple media reports, the charges against Kevin Johnston are solely regarding section 319(2) of the Criminal Code.
The social-media context is one where there are intense societal debates involving positions that can be characterized as “anti-Muslim” or “anti-Jewish” or “anti-freedom” and such. Mr. Johnston is on an “anti-Muslim” side of public expression. Section 319(2) has also been used against a blogger who was on an “anti-Jewish” or “anti-Israel” side (whose civil rights OCLA also defended). These topics are ones where there is a high potential for political use of the Criminal Code: either to placate influential lobbies or to exploit public sentiment about racism of opinion.
OCLA urges the Attorney General not to use section 319(2), which could result in jailing a citizen for unpopular expressed views — clearly political views about multiculturalism and security.
Instead, the government should trust a robust and wide-ranging societal debate to produce the best possible outcome, and trust the police and state prosecutors to pursue crimes having actual victims that have personally and demonstrably suffered actual harm beyond a threshold higher than the emotional-response realm.
The Ontario Civil Liberties Association believes that the proceedings against Mr. Johnston are systemically political in nature and should not be consuming public, police, and judicial resources. We believe that the proceedings are harmful to Canadian society, in addition to being unacceptably unjust towards a citizen.
We ask that the Attorney General retract his consent for the proceeding against Mr. Johnston, in the interest of preserving a just and democratic Canada.”
This petition will be delivered to:
Attorney General for Ontario
Hon. Yasir Naqvi

https://www.change.org/p/hon-yasir-naqvi-hon-yasir-naqvi-retract-your-consent-for-criminal-proceedings-against-kevin-johnston
commented 2017-08-11 02:28:35 -0400
I am aware that Google does not own the internet. But if Google refuses to let the rebel app onto Android, then that defeats the point of making a rebel app. If this happens, then Ezra would have blown a whole lot of time and money to get screwed over by Google.
commented 2017-08-11 01:47:26 -0400
Jimmy Reece thinks telling kids to put veggies in their anus is progress.
commented 2017-08-11 01:46:18 -0400
Jimmy Reece why is it the left who opposes equal seats if we are so bad. Quebec has far too many seats per capita compared to other provinces, how about we even that out?
commented 2017-08-11 01:44:50 -0400
Space Moose Google does not own the internet. They cannot stop me from getting that on my computer.
If they will not allow it on my Android phone , i will not use it. Pretty simple.
commented 2017-08-11 01:43:40 -0400
Ayan Ray they have not released the details of the charge yet you moron, why do you make stuff up?
And why are no Imams charged with calling for murders and terror? Sorry but you are a filthy bigot.
commented 2017-08-11 01:40:36 -0400
Jimmy Reece you lecture us over disliking Jusitn, yet the left had a friggin meltdown when Harper won his majority, they cried about Robocalls and demanded another election. So spare us your imagined superiority in that matter. Do you even know what is going on in the US , they are still having a tantrum.
commented 2017-08-11 01:38:56 -0400
Jimmy Reece you do not know what real liberalism is, and change for the sake of change is not progress. The left does not get tot define that, history does. And sorry to tell you, Canada was never like this before. If you think it was , you are not too bright.