We know that shadow banning happens and that it’s been happening a lot more recently.
“Shadow banning” happens when a content creator at Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, or some other social media provider isn’t outright banned from accessing a particular social media network, but is de facto banned because a social media outlet limits the degree to which content from a particular content creator will be seen. This seems to be the beef of the Youtube shooter.
The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit has confirmed the identity of the shooter who opened fire on YouTube’s campus in San Bruno Tuesday. Nasim Aghdam, 39, lived in Southern California and appears to have had a robust presence on YouTube.
In a video posted in January 2017, she says YouTube “discriminated and filtered” her content. In the video, Aghdam says her channel used to get lots of views but that after being “filtered” by the company, it received far fewer views.