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RE-POST: FUREY: YouTube suspends Canadian anti-terror expert

This article by Anthony Furey originally appeared on the Toronto Sun website and has been re-published with their permission. The article can be read in its entirety here

Canadian intelligence expert Tom Quiggin has quite the resume. He’s worked with the RCMP, Canadian Armed Forces, the UN Protection Force in Yugoslavia, to name but a few. He’s testified before the Senate and at the Air India Inquiry. He was even an arms control inspector in Europe.

Yet, these extensive qualifications apparently aren’t enough for YouTube, which removed Quiggin’s new podcast from its platform before he even posted the first episode.

On Feb. 24, a trailerfor The Quiggin Report— running less than a minute — was posted to the video platform now run by Google. All it shows is the logo of the show and snippets of audio referencing extremism and political correctness. Hardly controversial content.

Yet by March 1, Quiggin and his producers were unable to access their accounts – both on YouTube and the Gmail account they’d been using for the show.

They then received a message stating: “Your access to this Google product has been suspended because of a perceived violation of either the Google Terms of Service or product-specific Terms of Service.”

 

Click here for a book review on Thomas Quiggan’s book Submission: The Danger of Political Islam to Canada by the Institute’s own Joan O’Callaghan

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