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Ron Paul YouTube Channel Banned
If you try and go to one of the famous Ron Paul YouTube channels: http://www.youtube.com/user/RonPaul2008dotcom you will receive a message that says, “RonPaul2008dotcom has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted.” It seems the Ron Paul channel had collected thousands of videos of Ron Paul appearances, speeches and more in this channel.

It seems that this account is not directly run or owned by the Ron Paul 2012 Campaign, “Restore America Now.” The channel was run by Ron Paul fans and often aggregated network TV appearances from news interviews and coverage from network Tv. It’s suprising the thousands of videos had lasted this long without DMCA requests directly to YouTube officials.

The Ron Paul campaign has yet to acknowledge this famous Ron Paul YouTube channel was shutdown or that they have any concerns about it. Users on the other hand at websites like The Daily Paul & Ron Paul Forums are incredibly upset and trying to figure out what they need to do to get the channel reinstated.

One post on DailyPaul.com is titled: The Largest Ron Paul Channel on YouTube…Removed?! It goes on to say, “RonPaul2008dotcom Has always been my source for watching video’s from current to years back. Having thousands of videos, millions of views, and hundred’s of thousands of subscribers.. Youtube has decided to shut the account down……. To all those who added videos, to it.. Thank you… But, Youtube, must be trying to censor ron paul even more…… IM SO P***ED THOUSANDS OF VIDEOS GONE!!!!”

Ron Paul Campaign 2012 YouTube

Image Credit: http://runronpaul.com/mainstream-media/ron-paul-most-popular-on-youtube/

The removal of this social footprint could be a blow to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign if the numbers quoted above are true. With hundreds of thousands of subscribers there are definitely some users that will lose communication with the Ron Paul political campaign right when the Presidental 2012 race is heating up.

Some of the more popular comments from the forum address the current YouTube Ron Paul Channel banning:

“Interestingly Google (employees) are one of the largest donors to Ron Paul, maybe they won’t be so happy about this either.”

“Although this was a great channel, it wasn’t the YouTube channel for the Ron Paul campaign. It was from a Ron Paul supporter. The campaign’s channel is youtube.com/ronpaul”

We’re posting some of popular Ron Paul videos below. Let us know if there is one we should add.

Please tell us in the comments what you think about the takedown of the Ron Paul unofficial channel.

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24 Comments

  1. Robert Stone

    May 7, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Well of course it is an attack on Ron Paul. It s not conspiracy its just fact. Look how he was treated by media.. blacking him out.. WHY? Because of the message.. it is so anti system and anti establishment, they are scared.

  2. Bruce McCloud

    May 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Well, that’s silly. All that is going to happen now is that the same videos will be uploaded again on youtube at rapid speed under hundreds of accounts.

    Trying to bully a voluntary group of Ron Paul messengers with negligible copyright infringement, a group that already feels like they are being silenced, will only make them & other groups respond back even more aggressively.

    If you take any popular video down because of that, expect it to be uploaded 10-100 more times within 24 hours.

  3. Ringo

    May 2, 2012 at 9:41 am

    LOL at all the Paulbot conspiracy nuts.

    • Leo

      May 2, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      lol @ the zombie horde

  4. Dan

    May 1, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    I’ve seen many videos on other YouTube channels that I was surprised were not taken down due to them containing television network content – the difference? They clearly posted on all the videos that it was used under the terms of “fair use” and for educational purposes. Not a fail safe by any means, but it must be working in some cases. The content of the videos were also clearly in the ballpark of educational or fair use.

  5. Ron

    May 1, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    The trick would be to start FreeTube…

  6. Jerry Bingham

    May 1, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    This certainly appears to be censorship against the Ron Paul campaign. If it is CNBC who is responsible, what could they possibly gain in filing charges other than trying to promote Romney? The freedom of speech isn’t as free as people might think. I have just lost all confidence in YouTube as being a non-partial source of information based on what I’ve just .witnessed. Signed, A former YouTube fan

  7. dddienst

    May 1, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I learned long ago if you like a video on youtube then down load it because it may not be there tomorrow. I use keepvid.com it is easy.

  8. Joseph Burke

    May 1, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    So You Tube wants to join the list of those censoring Ron Paul, well how about this You Tube: I will censor my watching of You Tube altogether. Sell that to your advertisers. Bite Me

    • inspector spacetime

      May 1, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      yes, because youtube is going to lose a massive amount of money if you stopped going to youtube. mind = blown.

  9. Mike

    May 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    It’s only a matter of time before Paul supporters are rounded up and put in FEMA camps. I can;t wait!!!!

    • Louwhan

      May 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Mike, do you know what will happen to you if Ron Paul wins? Absolutely NOTHING except that you might have to work for a living.

    • Steve

      May 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      Mike, what an absolutely irresponsible and ignorant thing to say. Had you lived in Germany during Hitler’s years, you probably would have said the same thing about “those pesky Jews”.

  10. barbarosx

    May 1, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Ron Paul 2012!

  11. urallinsane

    May 1, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Youtube has been censoring anti-establishment outlets for a long time. It’s not always that they take the videos or channels off the site, but more that they censor the numbers of views. I think most of us know now that nearly every media outlet, online or other, are run by the same republicrats that run everything. Obamney is what they push. The question is, are enough people awake to make any difference. It’s obvious that not enough in the republican party have their heads out of their bums. It’s a shame, but it looks like the majority of America truly is hypnotized by their tv/radio media demagogues, and we are going to continue electing leaders that will change nothing. If so, I can’t wait for the collapse that should’ve happened before the bailouts. We probably would already have recovered if we’d let the fake money system fall then. Any which way, I’d like to thank the severely retarded American public for helping me to solidify my decision to leave with my kiddos. They don’t deserve this debt and ruined dollar to pay it back with. Have fun with this mess you idiots.

  12. FIFY

    May 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    The removal of this social footprint could be a blowback to the establishment campaign if the numbers quoted above are true.

  13. Just another patriot

    May 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    It’s too late.

    The end has already begun for the donklephant (the supposed “2 party system”) establishment.

    Weather or not Dr. Paul wins the nomination is of no consequence. The Paul campaign and it’s supporters are like Navy Seal Team 6 vs the local PTA. We are infinitely more organized, motivated and educated about the election process. We are winning delegates at an exponential rate. We will not compromise on our values when it comes to the convention.

    Our message is liberty. The message is infectious and once infected it is terminal. Once a Ron Paul / Rand Paul / Liberty convert we will NEVER switch back. We, just like the special forces are “force multipliers” we “infect” those around us with the message of liberty and those infected go forth and infect more. The establishment can play it’s games and squeeze Ron Paul out of this election, but we have Rand Paul a young man cut from the same cloth that has a VERY VERY long political life ahead of him who we will support in exactly that same way as we have Dr. Paul.

    So you see establishment, it’s already over. The liberty infection takes hold at the very nature of all Americans and human beings…there is but one cure and that is to remove our chains and we are picking the locks right now.

    • justin

      May 1, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      way to copy and paste from somwhere else loser

    • Onfire

      May 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      Justin, what does it matter if it’s a copy and paste? We all share the same sentiment. Whomever originally posted this echoes the voice of the Ron Paul Revolution.

  14. BlowtheBridge

    May 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    CNBC was the claimant. This was a direct assault on Ron Paul with hundreds of claims of (c) violations.

    watch?v=G31EK5NUC9Y

    Might be time to start playing dirty

  15. KJ

    May 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    by the way, I am sure the campaign had nothing to do with this. Supporters use Ron’s stuff all the time.

  16. KJ

    May 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Actually, that WAS the official channel for the 2008 campaign which was let lapse accidentally and someone else snatched it and wouldn’t give it back as I understand.

    However, it did have good stuff.

  17. anon

    May 1, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Romney owns many of the media outlets named… hmmm.

    • Joe Burke

      May 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      If You Tube wants to Join the ranks of those censoring Ron Paul then I for one will no longer watch any of You Tubes offerings. Sell that to your advertisers.

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[Breaking] Donald Trump Said His Admin Will Investigate Google For Treason

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Following the call of Presidential adviser, Peter Thiel, for the National Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to investigate Google’s “treasonous” behavior, President Donald Trump responded with affirmation saying “the Trump Administration will investigate.”

In a tweet today, Trump called Peter Thiel a “great and brilliant guy who knows this subject better than anyone,” and said that his administration is ready to investigate the involvement of Google with the Chinese military if Peter Thiel believes so.

Peter Thiel, one of Facebook’s Board Members and a close consultant for President Donald Trump, has called for the FBI and the CIA to launch an investigation against Google after the San Francisco-based tech giant withdrawn from a high-value project with the military.

Google has a “treasonous” relationship with the Chinese military

Trump’s adviser also questions the relationship between Google and the Chinese military, calling it “treasonous,” a new report from Axios last Sunday revealed.

In 2018, Google decided to withdraw from a contract between the tech superpower and the U.S. Department of Defense for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, citing that the projects have certain ethical issues that they cannot be involved in.

Speaking at the National Conservatism Conference in Washington, D.C. The crowd-packed lecture was entitled “The Star Trek Computer Is Not Enough,” Peter Thiel, who is also a board member on Facebook, wants the FBI and CIA to investigate how Google is used by foreign intelligence. He wants the government agencies to ask the company “how many foreign intelligence agencies have infiltrated your Manhattan Project for AI?”

According to Axios’ report, there are no public documents that stipulate any infiltration by foreign intelligence of Google. However, they said that Thiel owns a company called Palantir, which works with the Trump Administration and has access to millions worth of government data, including American private information. Nonetheless, it is still unclear if Thiel’s assertions are motivated by any personal and classified knowledge he drew from his relationship with the White House.

“Number two, does Google’s senior management consider itself to have been thoroughly infiltrated by Chinese intelligence?” Thiel continued.

“Number three, is it because they consider themselves to be so thoroughly infiltrated that they have engaged in the seemingly treasonous decision to work with the Chinese military and not with the U.S. military… because they are making the sort of bad, short-term rationalistic [decision] that if the technology doesn’t go out the front door, it gets stolen out the backdoor anyway?”

Aside from targeting Google’s integrity, some attendees to Sunday’s lecture said that Thiel also attacked Americans saying that they were too fat and addicted to drugs, adding that, “the biggest problem in our society is the problem of political correctness.”

“American exceptionalism has led us to a country that is exceptionally overweight, exceptionally addicted to opioids, exceptionally unaware and exceptionally un-self-reflective,” Thiel said as transcribed by Keith Urban who attended the conference and previously worked for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Other reports said that Thiel also made comments on how American Ivy Leagues and top universities are losing their non-profit status. He also said that any links between Google and China, “need to be asked by the FBI, by the CIA, and I’m not sure quite how to put this; I would like them to be asked in a not excessively gentle manner.”

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Meanwhile, in an unrelated tweet, President Trump questioned the double standards in favor of Democratic congresswomen. He said that these women talk about the most “vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician in the House or Senate” but they are given a free pass by the media and the people.

“The Democrat Congresswomen have been spewing some of the most vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician in the House or Senate, & yet they get a free pass and a big embrace from the Democrat Party. Horrible anti-Israel, anti-USA, pro-terrorist & public shouting of the F…word, among many other terrible things, and the petrified Dems run for the hills. Why isn’t the House voting to rebuke the filthy and hate laced things they have said? Because they are the Radical Left, and the Democrats are afraid to take them on. Sad!” the President wrote.

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Trump Adviser Peter Thiel Wants FBI And CIA To Investigate Google’s ‘Treasonous’ Behavior

He asked: “How many foreign intelligence agencies have infiltrated your Manhattan Project for AI?”

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Peter Thiel, one of Facebook’s Board Members and a close consultant for President Donald Trump, has called for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency to launch an investigation against Google after the San Francisco-based tech giant withdrawn from a high-value project with the military.

Trump’s adviser also questions the relationship between Google and the Chinese military, calling it “treasonous,” a new report from Axios last Sunday revealed.

In 2018, Google decided to withdraw from a contract between the tech superpower and the U.S. Department of Defense for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology citing that the projects have certain ethical issues that they cannot be involved in.

Thiel, who is also a board member on Facebook, wants the FBI and CIA to investigate how Google is used by foreign intelligence. He wants the government agencies to ask the company “how many foreign intelligence agencies have infiltrated your Manhattan Project for AI?”

According to Axios’ report, there are no public documents that stipulate any infiltration by foreign intelligence of Google. However, they said that Thiel owns a company called Palantir, which works with the Trump Administration and has access to millions worth of government data, including American private information. Nonetheless, it is still unclear if Thiel’s assertions are motivated by any personal and classified knowledge he drew from his relationship with the White House.

“Number two, does Google’s senior management consider itself to have been thoroughly infiltrated by Chinese intelligence?” Thiel continued.

“Number three, is it because they consider themselves to be so thoroughly infiltrated that they have engaged in the seemingly treasonous decision to work with the Chinese military and not with the U.S. military… because they are making the sort of bad, short-term rationalistic [decision] that if the technology doesn’t go out the front door, it gets stolen out the backdoor anyway?”

Peter Thiel raised the said statements (or rather questions) during his talk at the National Conservatism Conference in Washington, D.C. The crowd-packed lecture was entitled “The Star Trek Computer Is Not Enough,” according to a schedule posted to the conference website.

If Thiel is indeed referring to Google’s 2018 decision, he is not the first person to question the company regarding its refusal to work with the US military. Earlier this year, General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, echoed similar sentiments as that of Thiel but did not specify the term “treason.”

Speaking to the Senate Armed Services Committee in March, Dunford said, “We watch with great concern when industry partners work in China knowing there is that indirect benefit, and frankly ‘indirect’ may be not a full characterization of the way it really is. It’s more of a direct benefit to the Chinese military.”

Aside from targeting Google’s integrity, some attendees to Sunday’s lecture said that Thiel also attacked Americans saying that they were too fat and addicted to drugs, adding that, “the biggest problem in our society is the problem of political correctness.”

“American exceptionalism has led us to a country that is exceptionally overweight, exceptionally addicted to opioids, exceptionally unaware and exceptionally un-self-reflective,” Thiel said as transcribed by Keith Urban who attended the conference and previously worked for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Other reports said that Thiel also made comments on how American Ivy Leagues and top universities are losing their non-profit status. He also said that any links between Google and China, “need to be asked by the FBI, by the CIA, and I’m not sure quite how to put this, I would like them to be asked in a not excessively gentle manner.”

When asked for certain clarification, neither Google nor the team of Peter Thiel has responded to Z6Mag’s request for comments yet.

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Homeland Security Hearing On Data Breach: CBP Seem To Not Know What They’re Doing

They’re not even sure when they knew about the incident.

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The hearing conducted by the Department of Homeland Security this week that centers on the recent data breach that compromised images of American and foreign travelers from airports’ facial recognition system, proved that there are officials in the position who is incompetent regarding data security and technology in general.

A senior Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official proved unable to answer the most rudimentary questions about a recent data breach and instead of sending a capable expert from their office, the CBP sent John Wagner, the deputy executive assistant commissioner of the agency’s Office of Field Operations, who, according to critics, cannot and did not offer any intelligible answer even to the most rudimentary questions about the issue at hand.

According to other reports, Wagner does not know details of the breach, including those that involved their agency. For example, when asked whether the surveillance company at the center of the breach, Perceptics, first reported the incident to CBP, or whether it was the other way around, the senior official was not sure what to say.

Instead, he said: “I believe we asked them about it […] I need to verify this.”

He even admits that he has problems recalling even the most obvious details about the case. “My recollection seems to be that we asked them if any of our data was included in it, and they came back and said yes,” he said.

Interestingly, Perceptics and CBP seem not to have the same memory of what happened. In an interview with the Washington Post, Perceptics said that they discovered the data breach on May 13th and immediately reported the incident to the Federal Bureau of Investigation within the next 24 hours after their discovery. However, in a statement that the regulatory agency released last month, CBP said that they were only made aware of the data breach on May 31st.

Furthermore, it is also questioned why the CBP insisted in the statement that it released that none of the images included in the said data breach were found online and could not be traced to anybody when journalist and independent investigators have reported seeing the leaked photos online.

Emma Best, a journalist whose organization, Distributed Denial of Secrets, has cataloged the exposed data and made it available for public review, described the breach as one of the largest known involving a government contractor. It includes, for instance, hundreds of thousands of emails and documents, passwords, schematics, and equipment lists. “It’s virtually all of the company’s data,” she said.

“It spells out how their surveillance systems and services work, giving more than enough detail to reconstruct it. The cache covers border security and surveillance systems, along with systems for government and private facilities including CBP, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Pentagon,” she said.

To make matters worse, Wagner could also not tell Homeland Security whether their agency is monitoring and auditing their government contractors. When asked, he said: “I’m not aware of that. I don’t know.”

Furthermore, even if the notification procedure is an essential process in handling data breach cases, Wagner wasn’t also sure whether or not they should report to Congress what.

“We do report it to Congress if it meets a certain threshold,” he said. But when asked what the threshold was, he replied: “I don’t know offhand.”

“I believe it’s a hundred thousand,” he said. A hundred thousand of what—Files? Gigabytes? Victims?—it’s unclear. “I’ll have to get back to you on that,” he said.

Worse, instead of taking responsibility for the incident, Wagner is pressing the blame to their contractor saying that they were not informed about the data breach “for a significant amount of time” after Perceptics allegedly discovered the compromise.

When asked how long the breach went unreported, he told lawmakers, “I have that answer.” But then he added, “Let me look for that, and I’ll come back to you.” But he never did.

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