This is his first strike on the platform. Three strikes will result in a 90-day ban.
A YouTube spokesperson told Forbes that Bongino had “repeatedly violat[ed] our Advertiser-Friendly Guidelines on harmful and dangerous acts.”
The Bongino Report posted the following tweet after the suspension: “YouTube just suspended Dan’s channel for daring to question the mask fascists. I guess they were waiting for an apology from us. But that’s not quite how it worked out for them. Here’s Dan’s email to “Coco” at YouTube telling them to plant a big wet kiss on his ass.”
Dan’s expletive-filled email to “CoCo” the YouTube representative indicated that he was not surprised by the suspension.
“If I said I was surprised here I would be lying,” he said. “We knew it was just a matter of time before the tyrannical, free-speech hating, bullshit, big tech shithole you work for, would try to silence us.”
Bongino praised Rumble, a video-streaming alternative that he has invested in. He then added a “deal” proposal to the representative about how he would get his channel back.
“So here’s my deal to you, and there will be NO negotiation,” he said. “After your “suspension,” I will immediately post content questioning why masks have been totally ineffective and stopping this pandemic. I dare you to do something about it.”
Rumble later tweeted in support of Bongino:
“Dan Bongino, one of the most vocal supporters of free speech and the 1st amendment was just suspended on YouTube where their CEO says free speech is a “core value”. Freedom of expression is a human right, full stop. @dbongino & all creators, we have your back. #StandWithDan”