Use youtube wrappers whenever you can, invidiou.site / yewtu.be etc. youtube will not be around forever, vimeo, dailymotion and other video hosting is too profitable of a market for more better competition not to wipe youtube off the top slot
Haven't tried an URL shortener, I would think that would kind of detract from the message and lead people to think it was spam. Just my opinion.
I'm writing an email to Jimmy Dore right now and explaining the Federation and all the benefits that it has. He is talking about a blockchain social media platform that hasn't even been released yet called panquake, like it's some magical solution that doesn't already exist. I really don't think anybody has told him about the Federation yet.
Ha, I'd sure like to know! Don't think so, haven't heard about any audits being done on Youtube. Unless it was directed by Congress they wouldn't comply. I'd like to know what links that they are actively blocking. Because I know that they are not blocking links like Vimeo.
I'm also interested in reproducing and documenting this, maybe drawing some attention to it on tech forums... I do not have a google or youtube account, but I would help support your efforts and try to garnish more attention to it. It's very abusive for youtube to block competitors like this, besides unethical, it might be violating some antitrust laws.