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Right-wing commentator Dan Bongino’s popular YouTube channel has been suspended for violating the platform’s COVID disinfection policy, after Bongino falsely claimed in a video that masks are “useless” in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

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A YouTube spokesperson told Businesshala Bongino’s channel has suspended its monetization for “repeatedly violating our advertiser-friendly guidelines on harmful and dangerous acts”.

YouTube—Platform Policy. According to, Bongino’s comments represented the first strike against his channel. states Three strikes within a period of 90 days would result in a permanent ban.

After news of the suspension broke, Bongino retweeted an image of what appeared to be a YouTube representative sending an abusive email, saying he would “immediately post content questioning whether the mask was completely Why are you ineffective” when he returns, closing the message by saying “Kiss my ass respectfully.”

Bongino did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Businesshala,

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