My friend Matt alerted me to this today. YouTube shut down Hickok45’s YouTube channel for “repeated violations of Google’s Policies”. I do not have any further information regarding this. At this moment there is nothing posted on his Facebook page. Hopefully Hickok45 will figure out what the problem is. I know many of us will jump to the “anti-gun” policies of Google. But let’s not make assumptions until it has been verified by Hickok45 himself.
On December 28, Hickok45 posted this on Facebook. Now there is speculation that Hickok45 pulled the channel himself. I find this hard to believe as he would most likely post a video and something on Facebook alerting his viewers what he is doing.
For those who can’t see the embeded Facebook post, here is what he said.
Again, I’ve tired lots of fixes, but I still cannot comment on YouTube vidoes, reply to comments, post a comment, answer a Private message, etc., on our channel or others. I’ve logged out of Google + and back in, I’ve looked at 3rd Party cookies to make sure it’s unchecked, etc, I’ve used IE instead of Google Chrome, etc. I give up. Comes a point where I just don’t care anymore and do whatever the computer seems to want. Haven’t been able to “Like” a video on YouTube for a year or two. Gave up on firguring that one out, too. smile emoticon Anyway, this is the reason why you never see me reply to comments in recent videos. I can delete comments and block people, but I cannot comment. Maybe if YouTube works out all the bugs one day, I’ll be back with a comment or reply occasionally. Please read video descriptions; that’s the only place I’m able to write anything in YouTube. Thankfully, Facebook actually works.
New Update from Hickok45.
Apparently, Google + is more sensitive about firearms related postings and such. I never use Google+ and did not even realize the videos were being posted over there, I guess. I will keep you posted via Facebook here and the Hickok45andson channel. I have communicated with YouTube via email this morning, and hopefully, we’ll be able to get the channel back up soon. I had just posted a new video.