Fifteen content creators are suing YouTube and its parent company, Google, and they are seeking compensation for damages because YouTube and by extension Google violated the terms of service and the content creators’ rights under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Through their collective channels, the creators provided news and social commentary, reaching more than 800 million views, reported the website of the law firm Armenta & Sol APC on Oct. 26.
The audience of these content creators surpassed that of traditional channels such as C-SPAN, The New York Times, and NBC News.
The creators argue that YouTube removed their channels without warning, using the conditions that YouTube had drafted and imposed on the plaintiffs (the creators).
They also claim that YouTube violated the First Amendment rights of both the plaintiffs and the public who access their social commentary, news, and information channels.
They also claim that YouTube was encouraged and coerced from Congress by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
Attached as evidence are letters of complaint from Schiff on congressional letterhead that the plaintiffs also refer to the House’s recent resolution condemning certain content and specifically mentioning social media, the law office explained in a document.
Large technology companies and social networks use section 230 to arbitrarily censor users and privilege their own narratives.
The plaintiffs are content creators Just Informed Talk, SGT Report, Informe X22, Space Shot 76, Tru Reporting, RedPill 78, Edge of Wonder, Praying Medic, Amazing Polly, Woke Societies, Daniel Lee, Deception Byes, InTheMatrixxx, Destroying the Illusion, and Sarah Westall.
Large social networking platforms have caused many setbacks for conservative users, so President Donald Trump has considered updating Section 230 so they take responsibility for their actions.
“If Big Tech persists, in coordination with major media outlets, we must immediately strip them of their Section 230 protections,” said President Trump.
He also listed Twitter and Facebook as tools or extensions of the Democratic National Committee.
“It’s out of control. It’s like a third arm, maybe a first arm, of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Twitter and Facebook, they’re all, really, like a massive campaign contribution. This is a third arm of the DNC, the radical left on the move,” Trump said.