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YouTube Removes Viral Video Of Incoming Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni “For Violating Terms Of Service”

YouTube Removes Viral Video Of Incoming Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni “For Violating Terms Of Service”

The whole point of her speech was that being pro-family, pro-Christian, and pro-country instills in the political class and media a visceral fear. Seems that, at least for now, YouTube has proven her correct.

See Update at bottom of post, YouTube restored the video, says it was removed in error.

Giorgia Meloni is the incoming Prime Minister of Italy after her center-right coalition won the recent elections. While some people in the U.S. were familiar with her prior to it becoming apparent her coalition would win, by far the bulk of the Americans expressing opinions about her, particularly from the left, really didn’t know anything about her.

As they always do to anyone deemed even an inch to the right, the media has labeled her “fascist” and focuses on the “roots” of her political party in Mussolini’s fascism last century.

Can we talk about the “roots” of the Democratic Party in slavery, segregation, and Jim Crow?

This media caricature is disputed by people who know her, including a political rival:

David Harsanyi has a rundown of her positions which focus on populist concerns over the demise of Italian society, and cautions:

… anyone familiar with the left’s perfunctory use of “ultra-conservative,” “far-right,” “hard-right,” or “semi-fascist” to describe those who take positions to the right of the Democratic Party’s latest platform, should be skeptical.

Dan McLaughlin does a similar rundown, and notes:

For her part, Meloni said recently that Italy had “handed fascism over to history for decades now” and “unambiguously condemns the suppression of democracy and the ignominious anti-Jewish laws” of the 1940s, and she told the international media that her party, Brothers of Italy, now resembles more “the British Tories, the US Republicans and the Israeli Likud.”

John Gabriel adds:

The left hates her because they reflexively denigrate family, faith, and patriotism. All of these are bulwarks against government power, transnational finance, and the NGO-driven international monoculture. That just won’t do. There is no world but one and Klaus Schwab is its prophet.

I see people now doing oppo-research on her, digging back into decades’ old tweets and speeches trying to find snippets to use against her. We have seen that movie before.

What I know about her is this speech that went ultra-viral. It’s from 2019, and it lit up the internet in the past day:

The full speech linked by most people was available when I started typing this post:

but as of this moment it has been removed by YouTube for violating terms of service:


It’s still up in another location, but probably not for long:

(It’s available on Rumble. You also can click here if it disappears).

Censoring the incoming Prime Minister of Italy because you don’t like her positions even though the people of Italy did?

The whole point of her speech was that being pro-family, pro-Christian, and pro-country instills in the political class and media a visceral fear. Seems that, at least for now, YouTube has proven her correct.

UPDATE 9-28-2022 10 P.M. Eastern

The Video has been restored by YouTube, which says it was removed in error. Via Reason:

After Reason asked YouTube to explain why it took down the video, the social media site reversed course and restored it.

“Upon careful review, we determined this video is not violative of our Community Guidelines and have reinstated it,” says Ivy Choi, a spokesperson for YouTube. “We enforce our policies regardless of the speaker’s political views and when it’s brought to our attention that a video has been mistakenly removed, we review the content and take appropriate action, including restoring the relevant videos or channels—as we have done with this video.”

It’s not clear why the video was flagged in the first place. It’s a recording of a speech made by Meloni at the 2019 World Congress of Families. In her remarks, she pushes back on the idea that her views are fringe or aligned with fascism.



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Hope this results in some sturdy legislation from Italy in response.

    Exiliado in reply to Danny. | September 27, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Especially given that American politicians are not willing to defend the First Amendment.

      We including Trump (who arrogantly told Tucker Carlson big tech censorship isn’t a problem when Tucker was blowing the whistle for him when we still had a chance to do something about it) supremely blew a golden opportunity 2017-2018.

      However there are Republicans who have cast the “MUH GOVERNMENT BAAADD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MUH PRIVATE CORPORATION GOOOODDDDD!!!!!!” Bush era orthodoxy into the garbage can where it belongs (Ron DeSantis, Josh Hawley among others).

    JHogan in reply to Danny. | September 28, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    If their legislature is led by the likes of McConnell and McCarthy nothing will happen.

Incredible by YouTube.
To paraphrase: it’s not Giorgia Meloni, that they’re after, she’s just in the way.

Subotai Bahadur | September 27, 2022 at 10:02 pm

I hope that between the Brits and Italy, this is the beginning of the end of the EU.

Subotai Bahadur

    Indeed. A break in the armor of the United Socialist States of Europe.

    What a surprise, since socialism has been working soooo well.

    Of course, it take the eye of the real elephant in the room: the upcoming energy free (dare I say “green?”) winter.

The three Fs are veboten – Family, Faith, Freedom*

*and by freedom we mean freedom from government

No surprise. I just leaned about her the other day. When I did a search on her on google and DuckGoGo, I was getting very little. DuckGoGo a joke. Here is a clip from 2020 that is very good.

Cowardess and fear. The end is near for their reign of terror.

G-d, Family, Country!
Let’s Go Brandon!
Let’s Go Democrats!
Let’s Go EU!

Use Rumble, not eunuch-tube.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to tekovyahoser. | September 28, 2022 at 6:10 am

    When Rumble has the good music samples I use in learning piano, I will switch. When it has the Drachinifel maritime series, Big Old Boats, and several others I enjoy, I will switch. When Deutschlandsender moves his European big-band and 1930s European music, I will switch. And et cetera.

    Meantime, I go to the sources that have what I want. The only boycotting I do is when I can get the same or better elsewhere. Proctor & Gamble, Chick Fil a, and several others come to mind.

      Just don’t use YT for anything political, unless you like leftist only sreed.

      The carburetor rebuild videos though, I am there.

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Dimsdale. | September 28, 2022 at 8:35 am

        I have never used them for anything political. The non-political ones vary from horrible to excellent. I got a lot of great pointers for my home automation, and the piano solo performances of BachScholar have launched my being able to stumble through several piano pieces.

      I’ve been watching Drachinifel since he started with computer generated voice narrated five minute guides. Great stuff.

    Evil Otto in reply to tekovyahoser. | September 28, 2022 at 6:41 am

    Rumble needs content. I follow a few creators there, but until people create more videos to watch there it’s going to lag behind. And much of the content is political. Not many hobby vids, or music, or entertainment.

And as many people have been pointing out all day all across twitter, there are plenty of speeches still on Youtube by ACTUAL dictators explicitly calling for violence.

But sure, THIS is what Youtube deletes.

I really hope the Italian government is paying attention.

Every Leftist run social media has a totalitarian streak they need to control anything against their side.
She has hit a nerve to she is going to get squashed like they did ti DJT.

The Gentle Grizzly | September 28, 2022 at 6:11 am

Actually, YouTube is showing fine old traditional values. A woman’s place is in the home, and should not speak unless spoken to.

/must I?

Giorgia should make YouTube an offer it can’t refuse.

Why, it is almost like the leftist media is reading the exact same talking points!!

I wonder who could be putting out their script?

Thank you for identifying Meloni as “center right” rather than–as do many conservative blogs–adopt the left’s description of “far right.” When they start calling Brandon a “far left socialist,” then they can call politicians like Meloni “far right.” Until then, the MSM needs to STFU.

Antifundamentalist | September 28, 2022 at 8:55 am

I believe that the underlying purpose for removing such videos is to prevent people from hearing what she is actually saying. Then people are reliant on what they are told and cannot verify the truth.

Equating Fascism with being politically “far-right” is ignorant. Fascism is a form of Socialism and, in fact, far to the left. Unsurprisingly, more and more on the left are behaving like Fascists.
Meloni’s speech was, essentially, pro-civilization. Now we know, if we didn’t already, where YouTube stands on that issue.

If anything, YouTube’s action proves its management are themselves fascist tools of the ruling caste and need to be reined in. By now we should all understand the Newspeak phrase “Violating terms of service” means “wrong-think.”

Hiding what she says in order to substitute the approved narrative for the truth. That’s the way we must frame every instance of this sort of thing. When the regime and their allies deliberately conceal or obscure facts then our automatic response should to assume the worst until the truth comes out.

European Leftists/Globalists/Dumb-o-crats can’t proffer good ideas and they can’t claim to have provided their constituents sound, competent governance, so, instead they proffer epithets, slanders and vilification directed at their political opposition.

You can find porn and child nudity on Youtube but a political speech is out of bounds, weird

“mistake” – When 100% of the “mistakes” all favor one side, there were no mistakes.