With two additional “scalps” to claim, Media Matters appears to be having a banner week in its quest to eliminate all dissenting voices.

Yesterday, it was CNN’s Jeffrey Lord, fired from CNN over a sarcastic tweet. Now, YouTube sensations Diamond & Silk have found their highly successful channel abruptly demonetized by Google.

According to the Washington Times, the outspoken, Trump-supporting duo saw ads removed from 95% of their self-produced videos. That has led to an almost complete loss of revenue.

This comes after the company announced a broad crackdown on controversial content that is expected to hit conservative users hard in the coming months. Given Google’s overtly partisan political agenda, right-leaning video uploaders may need to find a new home.

According to Google’s August 1 policy statement, “If we find that these videos don’t violate our policies but contain controversial religious or supremacist content, they will be placed in a limited state. The videos will remain on YouTube behind an interstitial, won’t be recommended, won’t be monetized, and won’t have key features including comments, suggested videos, and likes.”

Diamond & Silk appear to be targets of the Media Matters plan to work with Google in identifying and eliminating advertising from non-“progressive” sites and channels. As seen in the image below, it’s from page 12 of their 2017 playbook:

 

 

While their complaints may potentially create enough outrage to force the company to reconsider, they’re up against a hostile political entity with almost endless resources:

 

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