Left and right they have been falling, one after the other. Sites and content providers removed by their hosts. A few pages I follow on Facebook that do little more than provide “dank” memes have been banned more times than I have fingers and toes, and that’s just in the past year. YouTube is constantly banning and removing content for little to no reason, typically informing content creators after the fact that their channels and all of their content has been deleted.
Now, I understand that my using OneDrive to host my videos and podcast is probably not the most efficient method to get my content delivered. In fact, I KNOW it’s not the most efficient method, but one of the major advantages of said method is PROTECTION. No one monitors what my video and audio files contain in my OneDrive account. At least, not as far as I know. I’m sure someone could probably report me to Microsoft, which could end up with me having to remove some content – maybe. But what I don’t have is a panel or group of censors who screen my stuff, or algorithms that watch my video to see if I have any gun shapes in them or any offensive words. I control the content.
It might not be ideal, but my podcasts show up in the podcast feed and my videos, though they require more work now than they used to, still make it on to the page.
If your a content provider you may want to look into it. So far it’s one of the last few bastions of unmonitored freedom, lets hope it stays that way.