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Matt breaks down the reality of what’s happening to YouTube channels as they’re being demonetized. Later Matt describes how to avoid losing your empire if you get de-platformed.
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There is NO war on independent media | The Matt Masur Show CLIPS
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Indy Media is NOT being Censored
[00:00:00] What we’re seeing is a huge amount of videos like this, and people talking about things along this line, and it is a matter of independent media is under attack. They’re being censored. This is a word that these folks use a lot.
Keep in mind censored. Let’s see a little bit of, of what I’m talking about here
did a new giant crackdown on independent media. Um, this is really upsetting thing. I don’t know what has happened since this occurred. So. This is Kyle. Kyle is a left-wing independent media guy. I’ve got no quarrels with him. Um, I’m [00:01:00] not a huge follower of him, but the content that I’ve seen of his, a lot of it, I think he makes some great points, but he’s talking about this and, and here’s this, uh, group of people and there’s others, but it’s talking about YouTube has demonetized these channels.
In some cases, although I’m almost positive that all these channels were only demonetized. And Kyle will go on to say in this video that some have already gotten that monetization back back, but these folks all are running under the banner of our free speeches being limited. We are being censored. We are being attacked.
As independent media, you are not, you are not, censorship is a [00:02:00] government concept. You can only be censored. If the government steps in and says, you can’t say that, or they arrest you or find you or give you some other sort of. Government based penalty for your speech. They imprison you. So you can’t make speech.
That’s censorship. That’s freedom of speech. That’s what’s guaranteed in our constitution. Our constitution is a document that dictates how the government functions has nothing to do with private businesses, nothing at all.
Yeah, YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Twitter. These are all private businesses.
They do things in the interest of their profits, in the interest of their shareholders, in the interest of their company. [00:03:00] We are not their customers. This is a key point. I think people need to understand when we talk about all of these platforms, these free platforms, we must understand that we are not the customer.
We did not purchase something. We did not sign a contract. We did not do anything that obligates them. To give us anything in particular in return, we are the product, the customer, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch is the advertiser. They are the one that pays the bills. They are the one that makes the company go, not you or me.
So first and foremost, you have to understand. [00:04:00] Your position in this whole thing, they have absolutely no obligation to do shit for you. There is no law in any city or state or federal law book that says a private company must give you a platform on their service for $0 and allow you to do whatever the fuck you want.
No such protection exists. They are free to do as they want. And again, remember you are the product. Think of how companies deal with products. Think of the grocery store things you used to love suddenly don’t sell anymore, or they’ve been rebranded or the price has gone up. Or the ingredients have changed even for successful products, products itself.
For some, some reason, [00:05:00] sometimes companies decide it’s in our better interest in the long run to ax that product altogether. Yes, people are buying it. Yes. It might technically be profitable, but we want to get out of that business. So we’re going to cut. It happens every single day. In private business. So moving back to these platforms,
they have folks putting content out there that they don’t, they don’t want it doesn’t represent them. It doesn’t represent the interest of their actual customers, the advertisers like it or not. That’s the way these systems work. And I realize a lot of my leftist friends are hardcore anticapitalist and I understand that, but what I don’t understand is how you can see the evils in inner workings of capitalism, but [00:06:00] still be shocked at how a private company does its business.
They are not attacking you. They don’t give a fuck about you. This is what you don’t seem to understand. So many of these folks make it really personal. They’re coming after us. They’re afraid of what I’m saying, which don’t get me wrong is a great and classic sales pitch. Right? Make yourself the, the underdog, especially for leftists.
You know, we are, we are here to fight the man. So the man coming down on you, it’s almost kind of good for your brand. Right. But it’s not true. They don’t care about you. They don’t look at your name. There’s no guy at YouTube who sit in there watching your videos. They have data and their data says a, B, C, and D.
[00:07:00] These are folks that we want less to do with, or these are folks that we don’t want to financially support the monetize. Because we don’t have any advertisers that want to financially support these things, unfortunately, still. And I think this is a long running mistake. People view an advertisement during a piece of content, whether it’s television or, or, you know, new media, YouTube, if that ad runs during that show, people immediately equate it to that company supports that show.
It’s really never been that way. Advertisers want numbers. If a show says, I can get your ad to a million people, they’re going to buy it. That’s the way it works. But again, people have this mindset that a company is endorsing someone if they run an ad during their show. So we can’t [00:08:00] possibly have somebody that these companies wouldn’t want to endorse.
I also want to talk about the reasons, because the irony of this Kyle gentlemen, who has tens of thousands of subscribers on YouTube and his videos get 50,000 views within a couple of hours, I can’t really take your claim. Seriously. The independent media is being attacked. You’re independent media and you’re talking about it, but let’s, let’s listen to just a little bit more, cause I want to dig in.
Perfect. So this happened like last week. I don’t know how it’s been ameliorated. I think some people have gotten it fixed, but others haven’t. So let me show you some of the details here. YouTube has demonetized Graham Ellwood, the progressive soapbox, the convo couch. And so [00:09:00] I don’t know a lot of these people.
I know the combo couch and you know, one of the things I want to w why is this happening right now? Right. Well, as we’ve seen in the last couple of months, misinformation led to an attack on our country. As we were just talking about earlier, we saw the footage, we saw the senators running that was fueled by conspiracy theory and misinformation.
If I were YouTube, if it was my platform,
Joseph’s I haven’t heard of any of these people. I’ll get to that. Cause there’s, there’s a good point to be had on that one too. But yeah,
these folks, they, they don’t understand they’re they’re not just the media. They’re not just commenting on things. These platforms don’t want anything to do with conspiracy theory. So let’s look at here’s the convo couches, [00:10:00] YouTube page, and shout out to them 36,000 subscribers. But if we scroll down and we just go right here to popular uploads, this is their most popular stuff.
And I don’t know how much how well you can see it. I’m going to try to blow it up for you here, but they’re popular videos. Epstein family tree connections to Moussad Epstein rabbit hole, Epstein Richardson. Are they connected? Epstein rabbit hole, Seth rich,
Seth rich. Do you know who Seth rich is? Seth rich is a gentleman who worked for the DNC and was murdered on the streets of Washington DC. He was mugged. He killed, he got killed. Every conspiracy nut on the planet has a different theory about how he had all the information on Hillary Clinton. Yeah. And how it was all a big hit job to cover up something.
Even though there’s [00:11:00] zero evidence to that whatsoever. Now, these people are trying to tie him to Epstein. This is conspiracy theory. Shit. Okay. Uh, these are, these are leftists who in many cases I, I very much agree with and I’ve always had the impression that they mean, well, even though I disagree with a lot of the things they say, but you can’t freak out about being demonetized.
In, in attacking independent media when you were just slinging bullshit, conspiracy theories.
That’s not news. That’s not commentary. That’s just making shit up. And you know, I don’t care if people want to ask questions. I don’t care if you want to do conspiracy theory content, but YouTube doesn’t want that on their platform. You know, it’s, it’s like coming to somebody’s house and the person [00:12:00] says.
Hey, I don’t care if you smoke, but I want you to go outside and you say, fuck you. I’m going to stand in your living room and light up. No, get the fuck out. That’s the way it goes. You’re not paying YouTube to host your videos. You’re not paying YouTube to guarantee particular reach you were there at their invitation.
It can be thrown the fuck out at any time that you aren’t good for their business. And, and this is a concept that I I’ve tried to explain over and over and over again. Um, and Ford Fisher, a little more from car entirely unspecified reasons. The appeals process is entirely opaque and on accountable. It could be lefty monetized for months or forever with [00:13:00] no explanation that could some more examples.
There’s another channel by the name of Frank analysis. So here’s the thing. This is
not censorship. It’s not freedom of speech. They don’t care about independent media. There’s lots of independent media. Commenters news. People not getting fucked with conspiracy theory stuff is, and again, whether you agree with it and, and I’m not saying that every conspiracy theorist or every conspiracy theory has never been found true, but these platforms have decided this ain’t the place for that.
And they have the right to do that. Now Joe makes a great point. He says, YouTube sucks for these reasons. And it’s understandable by the way, like [00:14:00] I, I get the fact that you have this awesome platform and especially the folks that have built it up to something. Awesome. And then just have the rug pulled out from under you.
I will not downplay the fact that that sucks. All right. It’s it’s shitty. Um, and like Joe says, it’s not exclusive to indie media, uh, They’ve done this to musicians, to comedians, to all kinds of folks. And it sucks, but it’s not censorship. And it brings me to the point where I’m going to flip away from the politics and get into my role as a content producer and a content marketer.
This is a message that I’ve tried and will continue to drive. For a very, very long time, do not base your business, your income, your livelihood on these [00:15:00] free platforms. As I said to you previously, they have zero obligation to you. You are not their customer. What you should do though, is you should use these platforms as much as you possibly can.
But use them to drive folks to a home base, to a site, to a platform that you control, that you have the security with notice. At the bottom of my screen, it says three, one five live slash mat measure. That’s not a scroll that doesn’t rotate, that stays on the screen, the entire show all the time. The reason is I want folks to know.
That if Twitch pulls the plug on me one day or YouTube or Facebook, that is where I’ll be. That is my home base. That is a website that I own, I [00:16:00] pay to make sure it stays live. I have agreements in place. No one is ever going to pull me from there. And I say that because. This is what everybody should be doing.
You should absolutely be using the reach that these platforms get, but make sure, especially once you cultivate a large audience, you better make sure that that audience knows that while yes, I might be on these apps right now. This is my home base. This is the place where you should go to find me maybe exclusively at one point.
Uh, and you know, for these folks that want to get into this conspiracy and, you know, the, uh, the Alex Jones and the Alex Jones light build your own community. The government’s not going to shut you down. That would be censorship. If they started passing laws and said that we had to take down particular websites, I’m right [00:17:00] there with you on the censorship angle.
That’s not what’s happening, but think about it as a business. You know, from the business perspective, if you’re a Gary V. Guy, Gary beats, this drum as well, platforms change algorithms, change platforms become less popular. So you could through no fault of your own through no demonetization or no. Getting the rug pulled out from under you.
Nobody uses the fucking thing anymore, right? Snapchat, anybody use Snapchat anymore? It was all the rage a while ago. I don’t know that it is, you could still be winning on there and still have a great audience, but it be half of what you used to have. These are the reasons that you want as a content creator to leverage every in all platforms, but use them to drive people to your secure home base.
And when the rug does get pulled out [00:18:00] or when that app does just. I need to check out my only fans. Well, you know, when those things go down, people will always know where to find you and you will always have control and you won’t be censored in, by the way, from a business perspective, if you can drive your audience to your private platform, you can do so much better business.
You know, people talk about being demonetized from YouTube. Yes. People can make a huge pile of money on YouTube, but it’s really pennies compared to the amount that they are generating from the same people. If you can move that to your platform, you don’t pay these fees. You don’t get 20% of the donation.
You get a hundred percent minus, you know, like bank fees. Um, so it’s all around, better business. Build your own platform, make that [00:19:00] secure monetize that. Sure. Complain. If you want a specially, if the complaining will get you more views, but stop with this, this censorship drum, it’s just, it’s too much. My friends it’s too much.
Do I have to say about that
one day I will get a mouse that clicks less. I mean, probably not. I am going to, uh, upgrade the audio equipment for this adventure. Probably that probably be the next piece. The microphone that I’m using is a $50 piece of shit. Uh, and you get what you pay for and it’s all right. Promise. It’s not the right kind.
And it also just picks up so much as you can see it’s double-sided and that’s why it’s [00:20:00] picking up my mouse on the, on the other side of the mic. It’s really annoying.
I listened back to the podcast and I hear my co-host cliquey.
Yeah. Yes. Get a mechanical keyboard. I have a, it’s not totally mechanical. It is a, a 1972 Compac keyboard. Uh, I have purchased mechanical keyboards in the past. I used to just get the old iPhone, the actual original IBM, um, clicky keyboard. And you can get an adapter and make it a USB. And it, it was phenomenal.
They don’t have the windows key, which is a downside these days, but print yourself a placard to put me on. Yeah. Uh, I just got to get a better mic. I mean, that’s, that’s really all there is to it. I also need to get a better mixer. I’ve got, I’ve got my backup mixer here. Cause my primary one that lasted for years finally burned up.
I got my money’s worth [00:21:00] out of it, but it’s it’s time for some new equipment. Hey, listen. I want to thank everybody for joining me this week. Uh, this is the first week back. It’s been really good. We’ve had some phenomenal guests. I really think that, uh, we’ve put together some great things. I really liked the way it’s going.
Uh, and I really like the potential going forward. I’ve got so many things that we haven’t even tapped into that it’s going to help build the Twitch channel. Um, Little bit of a tease. I I’ve got some stuff that’s basically going to happen when I’m not on the air. There’s going to be some cool content and information running on my Twitch channel.
I’ve also got some really cool interviews lined up. Uh, I’ve got tomorrow in interview that we will pre-record and we’ll air on Monday [00:22:00] with a movie star from my all time. Favorite movie. So I’m pretty excited to talk to him. It’s going to be fun. We’ve got a lot of other really cool things going on next week.
We’re going to talk more with real independent media about independent media, not, not about being censored. Um, AOC interview went, God. I, I wish, um, one day I will set that up and to do that, I’m going to need help. I’m going to need you guys to help me blow this thing up. So it seems like I’m worth it.
There’s a lot of these folks I can just bamboozle like, Hey, you know, come on my show. It’s great people, listen. They’re like sure. AOC is not going to be that easy to get. Funny story. Four years ago, I was invited to speak on a panel of progressives in Queens. I couldn’t make it. [00:23:00] I later learned. I would have shared that panel with AOC.
Yeah. That sucked,
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