YouTube Deleted My Video

FYI, YouTube just deleted one of my videos. I found this in my email this morning:

“Hi Loads of Bacon,
As you may know, our Community Guidelines describe which content we allow – and don’t allow – on YouTube. Your video Casting Session for the Powder Coated Cast Lead Hollow Point Bullet Test was flagged to us for review. Upon review, we’ve determined that it violates our guidelines and we’ve removed it from YouTube….We have long prohibited content promoting the sale of firearms and in March, we announced updates to these policies. Our updated policies on content featuring firearms can be found in our Help Center. While we have removed your video, we have not issued a penalty against your account. We appreciate your taking the time to review your channel and remove any content that may be subject to enforcement of our policies going forward….”

There is no mention of any specific guideline that was violated, although it appears to be firearm related. I did not receive a “Community Guideline strike”. This particular video, posted on April 4, 2018, was a 2 minute “teaser” version of a casting video. There were no firearms. There was nothing related to the sale of firearms.  The “teaser” video did not provide any instruction on the manufacture of anything.  There was a link in the description to The Reloaders Network, but that’s true of every single one of my videos on YouTube.

This did not come as a surprise. YouTube has been continually active against the firearms community for at least the last year.  In the last couple weeks I have heard from Thorsaxe, elvis ammo, and Johnny’s Reloading Bench that they’ve had the same thing happen. A video deleted because it “violates our guidelines”, but no Community Guidelines strike. This appears to be YouTube’s latest tactic; I think it’s intended to scare people away from making certain types of videos, but with less public backlash against YouTube.

I want to thank all of you! Your encouragement and support made it possible to get The Reloaders Network off the ground, and now our community of shooters, casters, and reloaders has a place to post and view content regardless of what YouTube decides to do. (They can harass us, but they can’t really delete us.)

My question for all of you:  has this happened to any of your channels, or are you aware of this happening to someone else? My video makes four that I am aware of just within our community, but I’m sure it’s further reaching than that. Please let us/me know if you are aware of any more. I would love to be able to identify a trend among the deleted videos. Thank you!

 

For those interested, here’s the link to the post with the full video:  Casting Session for the Powder Coated Cast Lead Hollow Point Bullet Test

And here’s a link to a copy of the short version that YouTube deleted:  https://www.bitchute.com/video/4rzqXZGbTW4/

 


The email from YouTube:

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The appeal process:

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The “form letter” I received from YouTube on October 7, 2018, notifying me that my appeal had been declined:

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WiederladerTv
WiederladerTv

Same thing at my channel today. YT pulled my video about casting hollow point bullets with the MP mold. I can`t see a guideline violation. No links no content against there guidelines. So my German vids will be at vimeo.com in future and I will make english vids for the reloadersnetwork. Iàm done with YT.

Thorsaxe
Thorsaxe

Thank you, Marcus, we enjoy your video here. and Welcome to the club of “Reloaders Network”..

Uncle Jim
Uncle Jim

I believe “using” youtube to promote you’re own web site is against the rules. So you’re getting off easy LOL.

livincincy
livincincy

Elvis Ammo is a known leader of two Extremist Groups known as ‘The Metal Mesh Mafia’ and E.A.R.R.L. so he needs to be on a TwueTube Watch list… All, I can say… is we need to continue to organize and attack the major News Outlets so they get shut down by YouTube over the weekends. I am a a disgruntled Cincinnati Red’s fan and Cincinnati Bengal’s fan so I have 29 years of pent up frustration looking for a place to vent. Who is with me in organizing a mass shut down of the networks by the proletariate of YouTube… Read more »

The Range Squirrel
The Range Squirrel

I have infact flagged some tasteless videos, and will continue to do so. Same for comedy portraying itself as news. Sadly we have an entire generation that thinks Colbert, Fallon and Oliver are news shows.

Eagle Eye Shooting
Eagle Eye Shooting

Just really glad we have a home here. Just a matter of time. Luckily my videos are backed up. I’ve heard of folks losing their channels over dumb YT policy. Some of their content contained first born or priceless videos…. Very saddening

NickJ
NickJ

Hey Bacon, just watched your YouTube Banned Video. Don’t know what to say about it being taken down. I don’t understand the not fitting in their guidelines ! That’s hard to do when you don’t know what they are ! It very simple thought if you look at like they just want us gone. What is puzzling is to see channels like Hickok 45 with millions of subs and all he does is shoot and talk about guns. I guess melting lead is to violent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John's Hand Loading
John's Hand Loading

It is really unfortunate, but this is the day and age we live in. If you posted something inane and vile they would not remove it. Also, anyone can flag anything so youtube has to decide what to actually remove regardless of what it is. We all know they changed the guidelines simply so they can remove whatever they want that they don’t like, without real backlash. You saw the writing on the wall and were very proactive. I just discussed this with my wife today. That the reloaders Network was created so we have the Freedom to form a… Read more »

Bigger behind the trigger
Bigger behind the trigger

How horrible that they did that. It makes me proud to be part of the Reloaders network. I think that YouTube wants to censor anything involving firearms and that is just totally wrong. It makes me wonder how I’m going to get viewers to the Reloaders network from YouTube. I will keep on posting videos but just teasers. We all need to stick together and keep grinding on and see what the future holds. Thank you for starting the Reloaders network. It’s a wonderful community for true firearms enthusiasts. Happy Shooting

fuzztfork8
fuzztfork8

We all tried our best to talk Taco out of flagging you ! LOL It was bound to happen, take things in stride for THE NEW WORLD ORDER of things..