Category Archives: YouTube

Duly-elected sovereign governments are now sent to the naughty corner by YouTube!

YouTube limited features on an official Polish Government video.

Certain features have been disabled for this video – In response to user reports, we have disabled some features, such as comments, sharing, and suggested videos, because this video contains content that may be inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.

From Editor

Share

Google to appoint staff of 10,000 to weed out extremist content on YouTube

Google plans to increase to 10,000 the number of its staffers tasked with tracking down extremist content on YouTube.

“We will continue the growth of our teams, with the goal of bringing the total number of people across Google working to address content that might violate our policies to over 10,000 in 2018,” YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told Britain’s Daily Telegraph in an interview.

Wojcicki said that “bad actors” had used the video-sharing site to “mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm” others.

The announcement comes after British Prime Minister Theresa May put heavy pressure on the social media companies to remove radical content after a series of deadly terror-related attacks this year in the U.K.

Share

YouTube Finally Blocks Al-Alwaki Videos

YouTube has finally taken a step toward blocking jihadist recruitment videos from being shown. The company blocked most of the 70,000 videos posted by Anwar al-Alwaki, the leading English-speaking jihadist recruiter on the site.

Did I mention that al-Awlaki has been dead for seven years, after being killed in a drone strike in Yemen?

Share

PragerU Sues YouTube and Google over Alleged Censorship of Conservatives

PragerU, the conservative digital media organization from Dennis Prager, is suing YouTube and its parent Google over alleged censorship of their videos.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the lawsuit, which was filed on Monday, “says YouTube’s more than 30 million visitors a day make the site so elemental to free speech in the digital age that it should be treated as a public forum.”

Share

YouTube Demonetization Targets Conservatives… and Atheists and LGBTQs?

YouTube is under fire for mass demonetization of content creators. It happened to me last week after having an article of mine read on the air by Rush Limbaugh. I don’t think it was a coincidence. Conservative or libertarian views do not seem welcome on YouTube anymore. If you run a search for demonetization on YouTube, you will come up with mostly conservative or libertarian channels that are complaining about unfair treatment. However, shortly after making this argument I was contacted by Hemant Mehta, the Friendly Atheist, who assured me that it’s not just us — atheists and LGBTQ channels are also being demonetized.

Share

‘Google and YouTube now shape the news cycle around the world’

What happens in the mainstream press is echoed across news platforms like Google and Facebook. Young decision makers come out of academia, that’s been molding minds for years to think in ways that please MSM editors, political analyst Charles Ortel told RT.

Potential collusion between the New York Times and YouTube has been exposed by the online investigation website Project Veritas.

Share

Why is YouTube Deleting Bump Stock Videos?

 

The video hosting website has been taking down videos depicting the installation or even the mere use of bump stocks. These removals appear to have started on October 6, when a number of prominent firearms channels received notifications from YouTube that their videos featuring bump stocks were a violation of community guidelines on harmful or dangerous content.

Share

YouTuber Demonetized Hours after Rush Limbaugh Reads Her Article on His Show

Yesterday, October 5, after Rush read my article on his show, I made a video that included my reaction to him talking about it on the air. It wasn’t up for three hours before my videos started getting the dreaded yellow dollar signs — which means YouTube just took away my ability to be paid for them. YouTube made sure that whatever bump in subscribers or views I got from Rush would not benefit me in any way.

Time to regulate the YouTube Nazis.

Share

Conflict censorship? YouTube deletes footage of coalition airstrikes

Footage of coalition airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq has been removed and restricted by YouTube, sparking a furious censorship row for the video sharing site.

Videos allowing the world to see the devastation of the war have been deleted by YouTube – videos which offer press and public alike a rare window of transparency on the behavior of coalition forces.

This is in spite of jihadist propaganda remaining rife on the web.

Official coalition videos, released by the US Central Command and International Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve, have been taken off the sharing platform or had age restrictions applied.

Share