Firearms Bloggers Skirt YouTube's Censorship By Posting Videos on a Porn Website

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Posted: Mar 27, 2018 7:00 PM
Firearms Bloggers Skirt YouTube's Censorship By Posting Videos on a Porn Website

Last week, Google's video streaming website, YouTube, made the decision to go after law-abiding gun owners and companies for uploading firearms-related content to their servers. Beginning next month, YouTube will no longer allow pro-gun how-to videos, such as how to build a firearm or use accessories such as a silencer or bump stock, NPR reported. 

According to the social media giant, the videos violated the company's terms of agreement and promotes violence. 

“We routinely make updates and adjustments to our enforcement guidelines across all of our policies,” a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement to New York Daily News.“While we’ve long prohibited the sale of firearms, we recently notified creators of updates we will be making around content promoting the sale or manufacture of firearms and their accessories, specifically items like ammunition, gatling triggers and drop-in auto sears.”

The owners of the gun review website InRange TV, Karl Kasarda and Ian McCollum, believe they found a way around the issue. They are now publishing their videos on Facebook and the pornography website, PornHub, BBC reported. 

"We will not be seeking any monetisation [sic] from PornHub... we are merely looking for a safe harbour [sic] for our content and for our viewers," Kasarda and McCollum said in a statement.

Kasarda and McCollum also made a Facebook post on their InRange TV page explaining their take on the situation:

Although PornHub removes videos, it looks as though InRange TV's should fall into their guidelines.

"Even PornHub removes video content, though, according to its website, the reasons would be on account of blackmail, intimidation, revenge porn and copyright infringement," NPR reported.