“Moderate”? More like “police for politically incorrect thoughts.” This is only going to increase the already rampant YouTube censorship of those who dissent from the leftist line. My YouTube account was terminated in September because of a 2014 video entitled, “Al Qaeda and Islamic State flags in London’s tunnels.” The video shows jihadis displaying al Qaeda and Islamic state flags on one of London’s tunnels (see this). So telling the truth gets your account terminated at YouTube.
But you fought back. We fought back. We won. I was and am humbled by your unwavering support. I was thrilled to be reinstated, but remain concerned about others who are suspended and don’t have a large social media presence to deploy. We must consider anti-trust laws or legislation to penalize social media giants who suppress our unalienable rights.
Google and YouTube are not getting better, they’re getting worse. Their monopoly must be broken.
“10,000 Google staff to moderate You Tube,” Sky News, December 5, 2017 (thanks to Tom):
Google says it will have more than 10,000 members of staff monitoring content on YouTube next year.
YouTube has been criticised for failing to adequately safeguard children and for allowing extremist content, including Islamic terror-related and white supremacist videos, to be shared.
Although Google, which is YouTube’s parent company, employs machine learning algorithms to automatically flag videos which may breach its rules, the ultimate decision to remove content is made by humans.
In a statement from YouTube’s chief executive, Susan Wojcicki, the company claimed to have reviewed almost two million videos and removed 150,000 since June.
In August, YouTube was criticised for deleting video evidence relating to potential war crimes in Syria as part of its work to remove terrorist content and propaganda from the platform.
A range of private and public sector organisations suspended their advertisements from YouTube in March amid concerns they were appearing beside inappropriate content….
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