Talk Show Host Bongino Permanently Banned From YouTube

A spokesperson for YouTube confirmed Wednesday that Dan Bongino, conservative talk show host, had his YouTube accounts permanently blocked by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Bongino’s second channel, the Dan Bongino Show Clips, was initially suspended and demonetized for seven days after Bongino posted a video in which he said masks were “useless” in stopping the spread of the coronavirus, violating YouTube’s COVID-19 misinformation policy. Bongino tried to upload a video in the seven-day suspension period. The DCNF confirmed that this was the case.

Bongino’s ban was first reported by The Hill.

“We terminated Dan Bongino’s channels for circumventing our Terms of Service by posting a video while there was an active strike and suspension associated with the account,” the YouTube spokesperson said. “When a channel receives a strike, it is against our Terms of Service to post content or use another channel to circumvent the suspension.”

According to a spokesperson, Bongino will no longer be able create a new YouTube channel. The talk show host’s main account had 900,000 subscribers at the time of its deletion, according to The Hill.

“If a channel is terminated, the uploader is unable to use, own, or create any other YouTube channels,” the spokesperson said.

Bongino is active on social media sites other than Facebook and tweets regularly posts videos to video-sharing platform Rumble.

The Bongino Report’s Twitter account responded to the ban by mocking YouTube.

“Hilarious watching the @YouTube communists desperately try to save face after we told them to go f%^* themselves,” the account tweeted. “They’re claiming we ‘tried to evade suspension.’ Really? By posting a final video LITERALLY titled ‘Why I’m Leaving YouTube’?”

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