Conspiracy Theorist Vinny Eastwood banned from YouTube after harassing Siouxsie Wiles

Conspiracy Theorist Vinny Eastwood banned from YouTube after harassing Siouxsie Wiles

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Conspiracy Theorist Vinny Eastwood was banned from YouTube on his American Freedom Radio TV channel after harassing and bullying Siouxsie Wiles in a live stream.

Wiles is a New Zealander of the Year, microbiologist and science communicator specialising in infectious diseases and bioluminescence.

The incident happened at the Bolton Hotel artisan restaurant in Wellington City on Wednesday last week. He and Conspiracy Theorist Billy Te Kahika were prepping to attend a bogus anti-government protest.

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A Facebook post from his personal page shows an email from the tech platform stating his channel was terminated.

Content posted violated the Community Guidelines which violates YouTube's Terms of Service or encourages others to do something that is not allowed on the platform.

Because he has had previous channels, using another one to continue posting content results in a channel being terminated under their Terms.

This happened shortly after Mr Kahika was temporarily restricted for 24 hours on his Facebook page for doing the same thing.

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A long post by Mr Eastwood followed detailing how the tech platforms he was on were the only ‘working ones'.

Reality finally did come to haunt his ill-informed agenda of undermining public health while using a platform to harass and bully someone.

“Billy TKs page is restricted for twenty-four hours after the video about Siouxsie Wiles and [then] Vinny Eastwoods last channel is removed after only one strike,” he wrote.

“The list of apps I found where I can live stream from a mobile for free with reliability, quality, ease, speed and functionality are: YouTube, Facebook — NOTHING ELSE.”

“In my opinion [there is] no adequate alternative platforms [that] can handle the job.”

He has had nowhere else to go after being de-platformed due to spreading misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic. That all comes with consequences.

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In February, a channel owned by Mr Eastwood that had over 50,000 subscribers was removed.

The ban was for spreading misinformation about vaccines and telling subscribers Covid-19 is not real, calling the Pandemic a ‘scamdemic’.

He encouraged people who likely do not have a disability or health condition to not wear face masks while on public transport.

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