YouTube is now claiming that its censorship of non-left-leaning accounts was an accident. They are placing the blame on “over-eager moderators” and say they aren’t really censoring anyone.
Let’s call this explanation from YouTube what it is: total and complete BS.
So, let’s get this straight, YouTube: your moderators “accidentally” gave Infowars, (a channel with over 2.2 million subscribers) two strikes, banned them from uploading videos for two weeks, and threatened a complete removal of the account on accident? No one’s buying it. Least of all those who have been censored.
According to YouTube, the whole censorship was just an accident caused by inexperienced new employees.
If those questioning the media’s “official narrative” of the events of the Florida school shooting needed any more evidence that they are on the right track, they’ve just gotten it. YouTube and Twitter are now scrubbing users who dare to question the students demanding gun control and the media’s account of the school shooting.
According to Natural News, starting a few days ago, both Twitter and YouTube began scrubbing all videos and tweets that don’t follow the “official narrative” on the Florida school shooting. Anyone who questions the wisdom of the school students-turned-propagandists (who were all probably eating Tide pods a week ago) is immediately banned and silenced with censorship. Only one side of this “debate” is allowed to exist: The side that worships the government and demands that all law-abiding Americans surrender their self-defense firearms because a group of traumatized school kids were shot at by their own lunatic classmate. –SHTFPlan
Make no mistake; YouTube isn’t apologizing for the “accidental” censorship of ideas they don’t like either. They are simply asking all to believe it was purely human error. A spokesperson told Bloomberg:
As we work to hire rapidly and ramp up our policy enforcement teams throughout 2018, newer members may misapply some of our policies resulting in mistaken removals. We’re continuing to enforce our existing policies regarding harmful and dangerous content, they have not changed. We’ll reinstate any videos that were removed in error.
That’s an insincere statement at best, considering most of the videos were not harmful and didn’t contain any dangerous content; they were simply questioning the government and the mainstream media’s official narrative of the shooting events that took place in Florida. And when an event is used to limit the rights of those who committed no crime (aka, gun control), people should have every opportunity to have their voices heard and not be censored. They should have the right to seek out information that goes against the crowd.
Maybe YouTube finally got the message that people are fed up with their East Berlin tactics of silencing anyone they disagree with, so they tried to lie to cover up the fact that they were acting like the very Nazis they claim to loathe. But on the other hand, in light of Donald Trump’s comments on gun control, many (not all) right-leaning political pundits are silent. Isn’t it time to condemn the destruction of rights regardless of whom is doing it?
“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”― George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
Yeah right. I bet they’d expect us to believe that “the check’s in the mail” and “I won’t c** in your mouth” too.
Again, nobody has a “right” to YouTube.
2.2 million subscribers is a significant number of people watching infowars.
Consider that in the 24hr news networks Foxnews with Bill Oriley was getting about 3 million viewers a night. CNN gets about 800,000 viewers a night.
So really, Infowars have higher viewership than CNN.
No wonder they are a target.
Theoretically you are right I suppose, but I am not sure if in reality this really means much. A large percentage of those subscribers probably never show up, or at most once in a while, and this is probably the same for most places on the internet that are easy to access and have a simple subscription procedure, and are visited by large numbers of visitors.
I think there are impulse subscribers, much the same as the impulse buyers of old, known for decades.
found on rt.com
‘NSA-proof’ Tor actually funded by US govt agency, works with BBG, FBI & DOJ – FOIA docs
“YouTube is now claiming that its censorship of non-left-leaning accounts was an accident. They are placing the blame on “over-eager moderators” and say they aren’t really censoring anyone.” ….My translation of the statement of the “over-eager moderators” is: that they are really over-eager CENSORS? Is that you tube turning into “censor tube”?
No one is perfect, anyone can make a mistake.
@ Anon.. Anyone can make a mistake, although repeating the same so called “mistakes” over and over again singling out certain groups or ideas is not what most people would classify as “mistakes” but rather intentional, deliberate actions or lack of action, depending on the situation(s), to complete their censoring of ideas or free speech. Ya think?
Your reply is *so* transparent.
Excellent article Mac.
Use alternative sites. get away from Google,Facebook and others. they only want your money, they could care less for you.
It’s not only money they want. Your soul has become a commodity.
It’s becoming difficult to separate fake news from more faker news.
Not YouTube, ThemTube.
I think that came from Corbett Report.
Sounds about right.
You can have all the free speech you want – just as long as it is approved by the leftist censors.
When is the net neutrality issue decision going to be announced in the positive for the peoples pro free speech rights versus police state censorship of internet free speech? Easy, when pigs fly.
Why stop with YouTube? Just look at the so-called news media in America. They are all leaning toward the liberal side of the road or the Government sanction rhetoric BS. When the police shoot and kill a person in a questionable manner the news media promotes the police official BS, “It has been reported that the police saw the person reach for his waistband when he was shot. They have yet to find a weapon.” The news media will rarely tell their audience the truth that Bystanders have reported that the police shot the man in the back while he was running away from them. You will never get an follow up on this event unless someone with political clout or a very big mouth is able to push this incident back into the news limelight.
All Social Media venues provide a service to its targeted clientele. However, what most people fail to understand is these Social Media services refuse to follow what is written in the United Sates Constitution, which gives us the “Rights” we enjoy as citizens, such as the freedom of speech. These sites are in fact a dictatorship of what can and can not be said or done on their site. The only recourse you the public have is to stop using them, plain and simple. They employee people that feel that they have the right to curtail your opinions when your opinions fail to follow their own personal beliefs. If you disagree with President Trump but the censors, love him, you can find your account suspended or even deleted leaving you with no recourse.
We have a group of 44 members now (and growing)who are conducting an experiment with youtube and facebook uploading carefully orchestrated videos and content to see exactly what causes the censorship. So far we have had no absolute censors. (seems random) The content will be escalated until we get a “for sure” censor and then adjusted even more to see what exactly will and won’t hit the limit. This takes a lot of time and effort but we will publish the results once we have something substantial.
Is it a public or a private platform.
“So, let’s get this straight, YouTube: your moderators “accidentally” gave Infowars, (a channel with over 2.2 million subscribers) two strikes, banned them from uploading videos for two weeks, and threatened a complete removal of the account on accident? No one’s buying it. Least of all those who have been censored.”
I think what happened was that those “overeager moderators” for some reason thought they had carte blanche, that someone had given them the green light to go ahead with this and other acts of “social culling” and that they could do it without facing repercussions. In a normal work environment, this sort of thing simply would not be allowed to happen, as it smacks of some totalitarian hidden influence.