"You are, whether you realize it or not, implicitly arguing that they are perfectly right to listen to the legions of assholes asking them and threatening them (boycotts, etc.) for more censorship, and that they shouldn't listen to counter-arguments or counter-threats from people like me"
Youtube is not a hill worth dying on. Its a private entity that is beholden to its board and its shareholders. Its not a government, its not the sovereign of the internet. Its an overgrown *America's Funniest Home Videos*. Whining that you 'cant compete' is not a Free Speech argument. No one is being silenced, the internet is as accessible as ever. If you dont like their policies, BUILD YOUR OWN SERVICE like a grown up. This is a marketing and image problem, not a fight of ideals.