Alphabet, the parent company of YouTube, released new rules for firearms content.
YouTube prohibits certain kinds of content featuring firearms. Specifically, we don’t allow content that:
Intends to sell firearms or certain firearms accessories through direct sales (e.g., private sales by individuals) or links to sites that sell these items. These accessories include but may not be limited to accessories that enable a firearm to simulate automatic fire or convert a firearm to automatic fire (e.g., bump stocks, gatling triggers, drop-in auto sears, conversion kits), and high capacity magazines (i.e., magazines or belts carrying more than 30 rounds).
Provides instructions on manufacturing a firearm, ammunition, high capacity magazine, homemade silencers/suppressors, or certain firearms accessories such as those listed above. This also includes instructions on how to convert a firearm to automatic or simulated automatic firing capabilities.
Shows users how to install the above-mentioned accessories or modifications.
Between this and the censoring of Google, it’s pretty clear that Alphabet wants to kill the gun culture by strangling the information stream. Knowing our community, there will be calls for a boycott. I’m just not sure if that’s possible at this point.
I’m also not ready to declare Google or YouTube a utility.
I hate when there’s no good answer.