If we ignore the subject of the targeted video for a moment, and just look at Youtubes actions:
Guy had 400k views on his vid in the morning,
but youtube took away 200k views by that afternoon... to stop a vid Youtuvbe doesnt like from Trending
interview segment about stolen views: https://youtu.be/kuS4ohHQRnw?t=18m12s
If the vid was breaking the rules, then strike it.
There was nothing wrong with a guy ranting his politics without breaking any laws or youtube policies.
If a vid breaks the rules then strike it,
DONT lie cheat & steal views from vids that havent broken any rules.
Has anyone seen Youtube publish policy that they will take away View Count as a punishment
for a vid that has done nothing wrong & the vid stays up?