YouTube “Heroes” Program Seeks To Crowdsource Censorship


File this one under “Anything for Hillary” or “Everything for Leftism”.

YouTube and Google’s management (as it seems is the management of most tech companies) are fully willing to destroy their own brands in pursuit of SJW perfection.

They all need to be sued by their own shareholders.

YouTube is looking for “heroes” to help moderate its content and comments sections, but early feedback has been overwhelmingly negative with users describing it as crowdsourced censorship.

Users who join the Heroes program, which was announced Tuesday, will earn points for adding captions and subtitles to videos, flagging inappropriate videos and answering questions on the site’s Help forum.

Accruing points will earn them privileges like joining video chats with others in the Heroes program, exclusive previews of upcoming product launches and the ability to flag abusive videos en masse instead of one at a time.

Critics expressed concern that the program could potentially enable mass harassment campaigns where users can flood the system with reports on videos or users whose content or politics they disagree with.

[That last part is a ‘feature’ and not a ‘bug’]

Edit: It’s also not hard to see which “journalists” are essentially ‘bought and paid for’.

  • G

    Hit them back. Report & flag the censors videos for any little thing.

  • GrimmCreeper

    Deep down they cannot hide their desires for a totalitarian world. $hit, they don’t even try to hide it anymore.

  • There’s a uniformly mediocre world coming down.

  • FivePointSpurgeon

    Probably chicks and gays flagging because feelings.

  • The Butterfly

    Remember when Google’s slogan was “Don’t be evil”?

  • andycanuck

    I’m sure they’ll get right onto cleaning up the anti-Palin comments I’ve often seen in completely non-political videos.

  • Clausewitz

    Clean up the idiots at the Emmy’s then get back to me about youtube. The memory hole is going to have to be getting a whole lot bigger.

  • Editor

    Some people have noticed Youtube has slightly altered the original video. Since Youtube is “too big to give a shit”, I doubt it is out of true concern for the opinion of its content creators but the new, equally as vague script, is possibly in hopes of shutting up critics and helping the like/dislike ratio. Time to look for alternatives I guess.