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Hickok45's YouTube account terminated

Discussion in 'Guns & Shooting' started by bamabear82, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. bamabear82

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    I reckon he said it had something to do with Google+ being sensitive to gun stuff and, since Google owns YouTube, his videos were apparently automatically made available on his Google+ account (he says he didn't know it was happening) so I guess it got flagged and they terminated his account. Last I saw, he was trying to get things worked out. Thanks Obama.
     
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    :L

    What a bunch of bullshit.
     
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    Bridgeburner LIGHT YOUR BONFIRES

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    Yeah. Google is no friend to firearms.
     
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    Just read that his account was restored. Whew.
     
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    With YouTube what tends to happen every so often is that someone is butt hurt enough to create enough fake accounts and spam report a channel until it's automatically taken down for review. Typically after reviewed, they're put back up (like what we saw here).
     
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    Don't know what really happened, but I hope he's up and going again. I've always loved Hickok's videos. He's a teacher, I think, which helps him focus in on keeping the videos relevant and informative.

    I'm a rarity: A liberal gun owner, and I didn't jump to any conclusions about censorship or anything. I don't think that's what happened at all since he's had his channel going for years now without issue. Sounds like a simple clusterfuck due to either spam accounts or Youtube/Google+ interaction if the above posters are right.
     
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    According to Hickock (the last I heard anyway). Google+ was linking to his firearm videos without his knowledge. Google doesn't allow firearm advertisements. So they axed him for it. But he is back up and running. All figured out. Bing is better than Google anyway.
     
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    tanks Obama...