Politics Rudy Giuliani Calls YouTube's Suspension of Him From Ad Program 'Predatory'
Rudy Giuliani realized he can't actually be Trump's impeachment lawyer because he's a witness in the case
Giuliani was with Trump at the January 6 rally where Trump is alleged to have incited an insurrection, and spoke to the crowd of "trial by combat."The president's personal lawyer told ABC News Chief White House Jonathan Karl that he is ineligible to defend Trump against the charges of inciting an insurrection because he too was at the event.
Rudy Giuliani has said his suspension from a YouTube program that generates ad revenue from videos was a "predatory" move.
The Google-owned video giant said on Tuesday that Giuliani—'s personal lawyer and a former mayor of New York—was removed from the partner program last week after violations of its guidelines on spreading election misinformation.
Giuliani told The Washington Post it was a "predatory" and "dangerous" decision that should raise antitrust concerns, referring to the U.S. laws that protect consumers from unfair business practices. "It's a... seductive road to authoritarianism," he said.
A prominent lawyers' group filed an 18-page ethics complaint calling for Rudy Giuliani's law license to be suspended over his false voter-fraud claims
The non-partisan Lawyers Defending American Democracy group also called for an investigation into Giuliani's work for Trump.Giuliani, a former prosecutor and New York City mayor, has widely been criticized for his role leading Trump's failed attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
A YouTube spokesperson said Giuliani could appeal the decision after 30 days. It does not stop him sharing new content or promoting products in his videos, but means he won't make money from ads the company puts before uploads.
The partner program "enables revenue sharing from ads" on users' videos and opens up additional resources for content creators on the site, including access to support teams and tools to hunt for copyright infringements.
Since December 9, YouTube has pledged to by alleging that "widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election," including via software glitches or counting errors.
It said "news coverage and commentary" were allowed to remain on the site, but only if there is "sufficient education, documentary, scientific or artistic context."
Dominion is suing Rudy Giuliani, seeking $1.3 billion in damages, after he spread the conspiracy theory that the vote-machine company committed election fraud
Dominion accused Giuliani of "a viral disinformation campaign" over his claims the company helped flip votes from Trump to Biden.The election-technology company is seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages.
Ballot machine company Dominion Voting Systems said on Tuesday that it was filing a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Giuliani for his alleged use of social media to spread the false claim that it had played a role in rigging the 2020 election.
Giulianiand the filing was "intimidation by the hate-filled left wing to wipe out and censor the exercise of free speech."
"...by the hate-filled left-wing to wipe out and censor the exercise of free speech, as well as the ability of lawyers to defend their clients vigorously. As such, we will investigate a countersuit against them for violating these Constitutional rights."— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 25, 2021
He tweeted on Tuesday: "When do we all acknowledge the obvious truth about Biden?
Or will we be censored, ostracized, canceled and attacked if we express our opinion?"
Rudy Giuliani Slams 'Hate-Filled' Dominion Lawsuit, Says It Seeks to 'Censor' Legal Defenses
Rudy Giuliani described the defamation lawsuit file against him Monday by Dominion Voting Systems as "another act of intimidation by the hate-filled left-wing to wipe out and censor the exercise of free speech."In the aftermath of the November presidential election, Giuliani and other Trump supporters alleged that some Dominion voting machines were programmed to flip votes away from Trump to President Joe Biden. Dominion has repeatedly denied the allegations. In January, Dominion filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Trump-supporting attorney Sidney Powell from making similar claims.
It remains unclear how much money Giuliani is set to lose as a result of his suspension from the partner program. Paid product promotions can be found in his videos, advertising everything from gold coins to home fraud insurance and cigar stores.
Since January 10, some of his videos have been published to Rumble, a. Giuliani's personal website has a dedicated section for "censored videos." They have also appeared on his account.
At the time of writing, Giuliani's YouTube account has more than 580,000 subscribers. While most of his YouTube videos have been watched hundreds of thousands of times, some clips uploaded in the past two months have attracted more than 1 million views.
Dominion sues Rudy Giuliani for $1.3 billion over 'viral disinformation campaign' .
Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages for what the voting machine company called the former New York City mayor’s “viral disinformation campaign” against them in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. © Provided by Washington Examiner Giuliani was one of the key lawyers in Trump’s efforts to “Stop the Steal” and contest the race that he lost to President Joe Biden, making unsubstantiated claims of widespread and massive voter fraud, pushing wild allegations about Dominion.