Voice Of Europe
August 5, 2019
For several years, the increasingly popular show SwebbTv has been up and running. Now all of a sudden, the show is shut down by Youtube, which SwebbTV has used as a platform for distribution. All SwebbTv’s programs have been deleted without any further explanation.
“We have criticised politics in questions that involve climate alarms, mass immigration, family and gender issues. We have never received any significant criticism against our programs and we have been reaching out to as many as 1,000,000 of Swedes”, says Mikael Willgert, editor in chief, in a statement.
Government had meetings with Facebook and Google
In April last year, home minister Morgan Johansson, social democrat, called the internet giants Facebook and Youtube-owned Google to a meeting, demanding them to actively remove all sorts of “illegal content” from their platforms.
If the platforms would not comply to the Government’s demands, Johansson threatened them with legislation.
The meeting was followed by a debate in Swedish MSM where traditional media representatives stated the necessary for censorship of opinions and to avoid spreading of fake news.
Social media users warned and criticised this further step to dismiss freedom of speech. After Johansson’s meeting, alternative news sites had their business opportunities diminished due to the strangling of advertisements on their ad pages.
This article was posted: Monday, August 5, 2019 at 6:05 am