Naomi Seibt


YouTube deletes channel of young German activist dubbed the "anti-Greta" for her work challenging the excesses of climate change activism: Naomi Seibt has been dubbed the "anti-Greta" for her work challenging the excesses of contemporary climate change activism, such as that propelled by the young Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg. After dealing with escalating censorship from YouTube, Seibt announced on Twitter that the video-sharing platform finally deleted her channel. "The YouTube channel Naomi Seibt has been deleted," she wrote. "I’m sorry." Seibt's ban from YouTube is not a surprise to her, however. It comes after YouTube had already levied two strikes against her channel for content about COVID-19 that YouTube asserts violated its policies. At the time of her channel's deletion from YouTube Seibt had already set up a fundraiser to help her sue the video-sharing platform for censorship tactics she proclaims are unlawful. She said that in order to proceed with the case she must raise 20,000 euros. "Since my team is familiar with Big Tech’s legal tactics, they are preparing this amount as a cost risk for two cases as it is likely that we will have to appeal after the first instance," wrote Seibt on her fundraiser's webpage. "We must hold big tech accountable and stop them from silencing the truth that will free us from this prison world that we are living in today."