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’.