Vincent James O’Connor Banned From DLive

It isn’t easy to monitor everything Vincent James O’Connor has ever said or written online. Since 2015 he has been a prolific creator of online content, with an output that includes three hour live video segments, streamed multiple times each week.

So maybe Vincent James O’Connor has said something absolutely horrible, something so vile that even those of us who defend his right to free speech would be hesitant to defend him. That’s not likely, though, because despite being on the predictable leftist hit lists for years, YouTube didn’t kick him off their platform until a few months ago. He discussed all of this on a video he recently posted to BitChute.

Demonetized by YouTube along with Steven Crowder and dozens of others in June 2019, O’Connor started placing 3rd party ads on his own. It wasn’t until August of 2020 that YouTube cancelled O’Connor’s “Red Elephants” channel altogether. No strikes. No warning. No reason provided.

Meanwhile, O’Connor had begun streaming on DLive, a relatively new platform that welcomed everyone. Five days a week, three hours per day, for nearly a year, O’Connor was broadcasting on DLive, putting in the same volume of work as major talk radio hosts. And by doing this, this man whose political opinions have made him unemployable in most professions was able support his family.

But no more. All too aware of what happened to Parler, shortly after the events of January 6, management at DLive banned O’Connor from their platform. The people banned along with O’Connor had some of the biggest audiences on DLive, including Nick Fuentes, Patrick Casey, Ethan Ralph, Patrick , Steve Franzen, Salty Cracker, Jake Lloyd, and many others.

Coping with being thrown off two platforms where he’d placed his biggest bets, O’Connor has now made his primary home a new platform For financial support Vincent James O’Connor’s Red Elephants relies on viewers going either to SubscribeStar or using Bitcoin. He cannot be supported via CashApp, PayPal, Venmo, GooglePay, or Apple Pay, because they’ve all banned him. For that matter, O’Connor has also been banned by Airbnb, Uber, Uber Eats, Vrbo and others.

There are at least two things signified by what’s happened to O’Connor. First, if you become a target of the left and the censors, they won’t stop at pushing you off platforms. Your banishment will extend to a full spectrum of online services including payment processors, transportation, and lodging.

Second, and more generally, the censorship in America has advanced beyond silencing individual voices like Vincent James O’Connor, and has now moved to silencing entire platforms. Parler is gone and may or may not come back. DLive has been kneecapped. Telegram is coming under siege, and not surprising at all, a front in this battle is Apple, which is being sued by someone alleging “emotional distress” based on Telegram’s presence in Apple’s App Store. And Gab, not dependent on 3rd party servers, is overwhelmed with traffic and faces a tough challenge: How will they make enough money to expand, if every bank, major hosting vendor or ISP, and possibly even ICANN is determined to see them fail. How will any of them?

If Vincent James O’Connor has said anything, ever, to justify this sort of censorship, then YouTube ought to be willing to provide the evidence. The same goes for every single case of censorship. The Left in the United States, backed up by a frightening array of corporate and federal power, has nearly succeeded is eliminating not “hate speech,” but speech they hate. This must stop.

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The Red Elephant Compiles a List of Channels Banned by YouTube

Vincent James O’Connor, aka, the Red Elephant, was banished from YouTube after accumulating over 300,000 subscribers. One of the last survivors of the first wave of terminations, O’Connor lasted until August 2020. He survives on Parler, BitChute, DLive, Gab, and Telegram. To-date, his presence on fundraising platforms also remains intact.

One of the values of watching Red Videos is O’Connor’s propensity to dig up inconvenient facts from primary sources. His work relies on data from the FBI, the DOJ, the U.S. Census Bureau, not on quotes from other journalists. For this reason, whatever opinions O’Connor may also share about current events, his facts have integrity. Often they can’t easily be found anywhere else.

A good example of this is an article posted on the Red Elephants entitled “Why Black Criminality is a Much Bigger Problem Than Racism or Police Brutality.” A title like that is enough to alarm the censors, but the facts in the article are what should matter. These are the same facts that are also cited by Black conservatives. O’Connor, for his part, has reached out to Black conservatives, and has suggested they might share many common political goals – such as support for America’s 45th president.

The most recent wave of banishments from YouTube has been hard to track. If you were to count every one of the channels that YouTube turned off, including the smallest ones, there would be thousands of casualties. O’Connor maintains a list of many of the most prominent victims of YouTube. This list is updated regularly, included on the list are many that were terminated in earlier waves.

O’Connor’s list is incomplete, but it’s one of the best we can find. Many of the people he has noted do not include links. Most of these people are already in our Winston84 directory, some of the remaining ones will be added.

We will say it again: The cure – censorship – is worse than the alleged disease – speech that is unwelcome to some people.

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YouTube Terminates Vincent James O’Connor

This week YouTube terminated the account of Vincent James O’Connor, whose “Red Elephants” channel produced daily videos that had earned him nearly 400,000 subscribers.

YouTube, as usual, provided no information for the ban. O’Connor’s content, while certainly unpalatable to the politically correct, included diligent research. He backed up his arguments with well documented facts that cannot easily be found anywhere, much less on any mainstream media. He certainly said nothing that wouldn’t be protected under the First Amendment.

In anticipation of being banned, O’Connor launched a BitChute channel, The Red Elephants, but even with already 40,000 subscribers it has nowhere near the reach of the original, which took several years, and thousands of hours of work. And that is the intention of big tech censorship; to erase the work of right-wing dissidents, and make them start over.

O’Connor can also still be found on Telegram, DLive, Parler, and Gab, but as we’ve seen with other banned channels that have migrated to these alternatives, so far none of them have managed to attract even a small fraction of the subscribers and views they’d acquired on YouTube.

Like it or not YouTube has a near monopoly on the online audience for long-form videos. Even when relentlessly suppressed, dissident voices on YouTube reach far more viewers than they will anywhere else.

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