PewDiePie has been shadowbanned of the internet’s largest video-sharing platform; political motivation believed to be reason.
Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg appears to have been shadowbanned on YouTube as his videos no longer appear in search and his fans are no longer receiving notifications.
One of the most popular YouTubers in the world has been shadowbanned on YouTube. Fans were surprised when they didn’t receive a notification for his latest video entitled “97% of people cant tell what this is”.
Usually when PewDiePie uploads a video it hits half a million views within hours but his last video is barely at 200,000 views after 5. He took to the community section of his page to ask his fans if they noticed anything wrong.
“Yo, for some reason my videos aren’t showing up in subbox since yesterday so posting here,” the 30-year-old content creator said.
Fans later confirmed that they did not receive a notification for his latest video, and Daniel “Keemstar” Keem did a little more investigating and discovered that the search term “PewDiePie” did not yield any of latest videos.
Many believe he might be shadowbanned for turning down the offer because social media has censoring popular conservative voices recently.
However, Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg is not overtly political and there is no proof that he turned down the AOC livestream for political reasons. The livestream happened on Twitch and PewDiePie streams exclusively on YouTube.
PewDiePie banned in China, too.
The most likely bet, though, is that this might have something to do with his critique of China. PewDiePie was shadow shortly after he criticised the Chinese Communist Party; now all his content has been scrubbed from Reddit and YouTube in China.
Other’s speculate that this is merely a technical issues and the timing is just a coincidence.
Whatever the reason we are sure the Team YouTube will respond promptly and help resolve the issue for one of their biggest content creators.