Essay: Attention atheists: You don't own the internet
On October 24, 2011, which was near peak of the New Atheism movement, the atheist YouTube channel CultofDusty produced a profanity laced video entitled Atheists Own The Internet! The video received over 100,000 views and in the video he bragged about how active atheists were on social media.
On August 18, 2018, CultofDusty published a YouTube video indicating that he has been permanently banned from Twitter and he has also been banned from Facebook and Twitch. Anti-SJW individuals, many of whom are atheists, have been flagging his social media content. In recent years, within the atheist population the secular right has been growing via the growth of the alt-right (See: Atheism and the alt-right). As a result, the infighting within the atheist population has been increasing (see: Atheist factions).
CultofDusty said his opponents have had an "incredible effect" on his viewership on the internet in terms of suppressing its viewership. CultofDusty's opponents are alt-right/right-wing/men's right activists (And as noted above, many of whom are atheists).
In addition, since this time, internet atheism has seen a marked decline (see: Internet atheism web traffic volume). In addition, YouTube atheism has seen a big decline (see: YouTube atheism). Furthermore, Social Blade, a website which estimates the money value of YouTube channels, gives the CultofDusty YouTube a grade of merely a B- as of September 22, 2018. The content produced at this atheist YouTube channel is definitely not A material!
The Cultofdusty YouTube channel encouraged people to join the atheism bandwagon during the video Atheists Own The Internet!, despite the fact that global atheism was losing global market share at the time the video was produced (see: Global atheism statistics). From a global perspective, the CultofDusty is so small that Conservapedia does not even list it in its atheist cults article.
In June 2016, American Interest reported about religion in Unites States:
|“||First of all, religious belief is still very powerful and widespread, and there is nothing inevitable about its decline. In fact, the proportion of people who say they believe in God actually ticked modestly upward, from 86 percent to 89 percent, since Gallup last asked the question in 2014.||”|