Singer Joy Villa took to Twitter on Saturday to let her fans and fellow conservatives know that YouTube threatened to remove her song “Make America Great Again” for privacy violations. She also said YouTube removed views from fellow Donald Trump supporter Kaya Jones’ song “What the Heart Don’t Know.”
Villa tweeted a copy of the email she received from YouTube, which told her she had 48 hours to edit the violated content in her video. If she failed to comply, the YouTube team would review the complaint and may remove the video.
Villa decided to re-upload the video to YouTube despite the social media website’s warning.
“I personally shot each beautiful American in my video and received written and verbal consent from everyone, and they all knew what the project was,” Villa told TheBlaze by email Saturday. “The video’s been up for a few weeks, yet no one said anything until now.”
Jones also took to Twitter to get the word out about YouTube censoring her YouTube views and promoting Katy Perry’s latest music video.
According to Villa, Jones video views have “systematically decreased over the last 2 days, with no explanation.”
Jones’ views were allegedly at 62,000 yesterday, 53,000 today and are now back up to 55,0000.
Villa said she has received reports from her YouTube subscribers who say they no longer see her videos in their feeds. Although her subscriber count has continually increased, Villa said her views have dropped from roughly 20,000 per week to 2,000 per week.
“We have joined together in fighting this censorship because we know we are the only voice pro-American artists out there, and this is not a coincidence,” Villa told TheBlaze. “Katy Perry’s video has been pushed to the top of each search for Kaya’s videos, even though Perry’s videos have nothing to do with hers.”
“YouTube is censoring Pro America artists,” Villa added.
Villa and Jones took to Periscope to explain their side of the story.