YouTube’s new rules against “deceptive” political content nabbed a big name on Friday: Cartoonist Scott Adams.
The “Dilbert” creator had a video struck under YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s updated terms of service regarding allegations of widespread election fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
“Google (YouTube) just shut me down,” Mr. Adams tweeted to over 650,000 Twitter followers. “The video they deleted is no different from all of my other content. I assume they’ll come for the other videos soon.”
Mr. Adams was one of the first political commentators to predict President Trump’s electoral success during the 2016 campaign season.
His videos, along with the book “Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter,” have gained him a large following across various social media platforms.
YouTube’s decision comes in conjunction with a critique of both Democrats and the media Friday morning.
“Think about what it took to keep the mainstream media completely corrupt and to have them just sell a propaganda story to the country,” he said. “That’s hard. It took a lot of the right people pushing the right buttons for the mainstream media to do what it did for so long, and to present hoaxes and fake news as real news for years. That takes a lot of discipline in a way. … If you were to look at the whole body of work that created this gigantic ball of bulls— that the public, so far, is chewing on like it’s breakfast, I’m actually, literally impressed.”
Mr. Adams had earlier joked moments before about running afoul of YouTube’s moderators.