YouTube has officially removed and banned the show “American First” by former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka according to The Washington Examiner.
The Examiner confirmed that the show, which featured right-leaning commentary on politics and the Culture War was removed sometime between Thursday and Sunday.
“In accordance with our long standing strikes system, we terminated the channel America First with Sebastian Gorka, for repeated violations of our presidential election integrity policy,” Ivy Choi, a YouTube spokesperson, told the Washington Examiner on Sunday.
“As we’ve publicly shared, our presidential election integrity policy prohibits content uploaded after last year’s safe harbor deadline that alleges widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
“Any channel that violates this policy will receive a strike and channels that receive three strikes in the same 90-day period are permanently removed from YouTube, as in the case of America First with Sebastian Gorka.”
According to the Examiner, it is still unclear which videos from the former Trump administration official violated the companies policies, however, they proposed that it could have been a video that promoted Rumble, a Canadian-based competing video hosting platform.
The video, which was titled “Can we stop the Next Steal? Joe DiGenova and Victoria Toensing on AMERICA First with Sebastian Gorka,” featured commentary on “all of the ways the 2020 election was stolen from President Trump.”
Gorka was previously terminated from the platform in 2019 when they accused him of copy infringement violations, stemming from Gorka’s insistence on using the Imagine Dragon’s song “Radioactive” for the introduction to his show.
The conservative host is just the most recent in a long line of conservatives who have had the rug yanked out from under them by various online platforms. Most prominently, the former president was de-platformed by Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Amazon, Apple, Google, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, Shopify, Snapchat, TikTok, and many many others.
Anyone who would like to see more of Gorka can do so on his new Newsmax show which airs every Sunday and is called “The Gorka Reality Check.”