The Daily Wire reports that PragerU is suing YouTube and Google on the grounds of “unlawfully censoring its educational videos and discriminating against its right to freedom of speech.”
More Information About the Lawsuit
In 2011, PragerU was founded. Their mission is “to help millions understand the values that shaped America and provides millions of Americans and people around the world with the intellectual ammunition they need to advocate for limited government, individual responsibility and economic freedom.”
Firstly, YouTube’s demonetization of over 50 of PragerU’s videos prompted their lawsuit. YouTube claimed the videos were not appropriate for younger viewers, however, their content does not breach YouTube’s guidelines. Furthermore, the videos hit by demonetization were pro-America, pro-Christian, and politically right wing.
Dennis Prager, founder of PragerU, made the following public statement on Tuesday:
“Watch any one of our videos and you’ll immediately realize that Google/YouTube censorship is entirely ideologically driven. For the record, our videos are presented by some of the finest minds in the Western world, including four Pulitzer Prize winners, former prime ministers, and professors from the most prestigious universities in America.”
Controversy Surrounding YouTube Demonetization
PragerU is not the only group with complaints against YouTube. Many other YouTubers have noticed patterns surrounding the company’s demonetization choices. Moreover, a lot of users have asserted that YouTube’s demonetization tends to target conservatives. According to right wing YouTubers, 50%-90% of their content suffers from demonetization.