Here is the email I got in my inbox today:
Once again, SouthFront faced an unprecedented censorship.
On April 30, our Facebook page with about 100,000 subscribers was deleted without any notifications or an option to appeal the decision:
On May 1, YouTube terminated SouthFront’s channels with approximately 170,000 subscribers. The main YouTube channel in English had over 152,000 subscribers, 1,900 uploaded videos and about 60,000,000 views.
This happened despite the fact that our YouTube channels had zero active strikes. We cover conflicts in the Middle East. This is a sensitive topic. Therefore, we strictly follow YouTube’s Community Guidelines and comply with the Terms of Service. There was no so-called “coronavirus conspiracy” content on our YouTube channels.
SouthFront’s YouTube channels were terminated without any warning. All that we got was a single automated email regarding the termination ofour inactive channel in Farsi “SouthFront Farsi” that included several translations of our war reports. However, even this email provides no details regarding the decision and just claims that “SouthFront Farsi” violated YouTube’s Terms of Service without any elaboration.
For over 5 years of our work, SouthFront repeatedly faced attempts to censor our coverage, analysis and videos. However, the current blatant and illegal ban of our activity is an unprecedented case.
The explanation may be that US authorities ordered YouTube and Facebook to cleanse the media sphere of sources of objective coverage and analysis on the Middle East region as a part of the ongoing preparations
for a war with Iran.
We think that the current situation deserves attention of the international public, including the journalistic community beyond individual ambitions of separate media organizations and journalists.
We ask you to cover this situation and, if you have an opportunity, to provide us with informational or juridical help.
SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence
What can I say?
First, the fact that the AngloZionist controlled media wants to silence SouthFront is a sign of how effective SouthFront’s work has been. They can wear that as a badge of honor.
Second, I don’t believe that there is anything that should/could be done. The First Amendment only applies to situation in which the state silences somebody, not when corporations do it.
Third, I strongly believe that we all (those in overt resistance to the Empire) should never become dependent on the good-will or decency of AngloZionist controlled media/hosting outlets. Expect no decency or mercy from these people, they are servants of Satan, quite literally!
Please try to help SouthFront either financially or by lending them a helping hand. These are good people, doing an important job and, unlike so many others, they have always repaid us with their faithful support and friendship.
By helping SouthFront you help all of us, including the entire Saker Community!
Please do the right thing.