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#PickASideYouTube is a social movement started by YouTuber MamaMax that calls out YouTube censorship of videos that attempt to expose sexually predatorial behavior online. Users in support of the movement argue that YouTube will block content calling out sexual predators while promoting content that features sexually explicit material.


On November 26th, 2021, YouTuber MamaMax posted a video about an alleged child predator on the metaverse platform IMVU. After the video received roughly 500,000 views, YouTube took it down, supposedly because the video showed a male digital avatar's butt. On December 26th, 2021, MamaMax uploaded a video about the controversy expressing his frustrations with YouTube's moderation policy, arguing it was hypocritical of the site to take down videos that tackle serious subject matters like child abuse while promoting arguably non-family friendly, sexually charged videos. The video features multiple prominent YouTubers, such as SomeOrdinaryGamers, Technicals, InsideAMind and many others.


The same day as his video upload, MamaMax[1] posted a tweet with the hashtag #PickASideYouTube that tagged multiple prominent YouTubers, as if to request they respond to his video (shown below).

Max @mamamaxYT #PickASideYouTube Children or Pedophiles. @TeamYouTube @SusanWojcicki @PhillyD @h3h3productions O @KEEMSTAR #%!& @JohnScarce e @MoistCr1TiKaL @chrishansen @shanedawson @Corpse_Husband 7:01 PM · Dec 26, 2021 · Twitter Web App

Keemstar was the first to respond, posting a video signal boosting MamaMax's video (shown below). MamaMax later claimed YouTuber Scarce had chosen "our side,"[2] and that more would be coming from him soon.

Other Twitter users came out in support of MamaMax's cause. Some popular posts include a tweet from @jsonbeuh[3] that gained over 5,000 retweets and 11,000 likes in under 24 hours (shown below, left) and a tweet from user @FallBill[4] that gained over 800 retweets and 5,300 likes (shown below, right)..

Jason C ... @jsonbeuh Pick a side you sick blind-eyed corporate scum @YouTube #PickASideYouTube repost if you support beating the shit out of pedophiles trashTM ... @FallBill got the bird app again just to say #PickASideYouTube You Tube O YouTube broadcast yourself you said the word damn? Time to demonetize your channel and possibly delete it 9:41 PM · Dec 26, 2021 · Twitter Web App

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[1] Twitter – @MamaMaxYT

[2] Twitter – @MamaMaxYT

[3] Twitter – @jsonbeuh

[4] Twitter – @FallBill

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People: "Pick a side now, YouTube!"
YouTube: "We have and working on a solution for this serious issue."
People: "… you're going to remove the com-"
YouTube: "We're going to remove the comment selection of all videos moving forward. Our goal to make this a safe platform for all ages."
People: "why do we ever try?"


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Man, that really drove home just how awful YouTube's become. From the ultimate replacement for television that had the potential to become something even better due to the sheer creative freedom it allowed to countless people to something that is categorically worse than television because it's far more censor-happy than TV services. How far the mighty have fallen.


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