"For a long time the right wing dominated the [YouTube] platform... [It] grew so rapidly and they dominated the platform for so long that it took a long time, I think, for the left to catch up... [Now] there is a very decided rise of the left on a lot of these social media platforms."
- Lance from The Serfs, a major Canadian left-wing podcast.
Watch the full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne2u7Uq8ioI&t=529s
About our guest: Lance met his co-host, Dave, in University and they began a podcast called The Serfs. It grew into a YouTube channel making breadtube style leftist video essays about right wing reactionaries. In April 2019 their channel was taken down with no strikes after being mass flagged by what they believe were alt-right trolls. A grassroots campaign involving The Majority Report, The Michael Brooks Show, Hasan Piker, Carlos Maza, Hbomberguy, ShoeOnHead, and many others began to restore it. On April 3rd YouTube officially apologized on twitter, restored their channel. Since then the Serfs have grown to have the most popular Canadian political stream on Twitch and have two successful YouTube channels as well as a podcast on Patreon.
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