After today I have come to understand even further why people are migrating in masses from Facebook Live and Periscope to the YouTube live platform. With very little censorship coupled with the newly added ‘super chat,’ YouTube is becoming the new home for millions of live streamers.
David Feiner of TRE Media (The Red Elephants) was shocked to find out that halfway through the town hall event that Maxine Waters held in Gardena on Saturday, his live stream from The Red Elephants’ Facebook page was suddenly stopped, deleted and taken down by Facebook stating that it didn’t follow their “community standards.” To top it all off, this all came with a 30 day ban from the social media platform.
Here is a clip of his shock at the moment we found out.
— The Red Elephants (@RealRedElephant) June 25, 2017
The Red Elephants are slowly migrating all live streams over to their YouTube channel due to the nearly absent censorship there. Vince from TRE was fortunately also simultaneously streaming on YouTube so the action was documented. Aside from a small glitch where his camera was zoomed in all the way for the second half of the video, all went well. This was user error though and not censorship.
Here is the full live stream of the event from YouTube.