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.
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.
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.
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.
The video has racked up nearly 5 million views in its first 24 hours – and shockingly has over 350,000 “thumbs up” votes verses only 30,000 “thumbs down” votes at the time of this writing.
Those 30,000 racists need to be banned!
YouTube is demonetizing many videos published by the Rubin Report on the Google-owned video platform, according to tweets from Dave Rubin on Wednesday.
Demonetized videos of the Rubin Report include interviews with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Adam Carolla, Brigitte Gabriel, Rita Panahi, Christina Hoff Sommers, Jason Whitlock, and others.
Google is turning into Big Brother and is using its power to keep certain viewpoints off the web. It’s happening across its other properties, too, including YouTube which is coming under fire for increasing censorship.
Anne Wojcicki and Susan Wojcicki
This month, Susan won the power struggle within Google over software engineer James Damore documenting some of the biological science behind Google’s hiring patterns. Paradoxically, Damore was fired for defending the hiring practices of Google executives, such as Susan Wojcicki.
In the aftermath of Google’s recent firing of James Damore, much of the criticism of the company has focused on its utterly hypocritical and alarming approach to free political speech by perceived political enemies, particularly on sites like YouTube, where videos featuring disfavored political views may soon be placed in a digital no-man’s land.
Conservatives and right-leaning YouTube commentators have cried bloody murder, and rightly so. However, while a focus on this is encouraging and entirely appropriate, it completely understates the scope of Google’s willingness to crack down on free speech on YouTube in a misguided attempt to subject the website to the constipated, sanitized standards of “advertiser friendliness.” One case study in particular suffices to illustrate this problem – namely, the case of horror fiction channel “Chilling Tales for Dark Nights.”
It all happened in the course of one night, and it happened quite suddenly.
Last Thursday night, I noticed that YouTube demonetized my interview with a former KKK Grand Dragon who is now an associate pastor in an African American church, claiming it was “Not suitable for all advertisers”? Why wouldn’t it be? It was a great, positive, redemptive story, one that the whole world should hear. Why flag it?
The demonetizing of this video was the first thing that got my attention, but I thought to myself, “It’s probably because it has KKK in the title.”
“Yesterday, after reading the news, my daughter asked me a question. “Mom, is it true that there are biological reasons why there are fewer women in tech and leadership?”
That question, whether it’s been asked outright, whispered quietly, or simply lingered in the back of someone’s mind, has weighed heavily on me throughout my career in technology. Though I’ve been lucky to work at a company where I’ve received a lot of support—from leaders like Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt, and Jonathan Rosenberg to mentors like Bill Campbell—my experience in the tech industry has shown me just how pervasive that question is.”
No wonder that platform is so messed up.