Youtube announced it would begin censorship today:
Today, YouTube clarified how it plans to handle videos that don’t violate any of its policies but still contain offensive religious and supremacist content: hide them and make sure they can’t make any money.
Now, when YouTube decides that a flagged video doesn’t break policy but still contains “controversial religious or supremacist content,” the video will be put in a “limited state.”
Here, the video will exist in a sort of limbo where it won’t be recommended or monetized. It also won’t include suggested videos or allow comments or likes.
Often times, a video removal only brings more attention to the video and encourages people to re-upload it so it can reach a wider audience. So this decision by YouTube seems like a calculated effort to prevent the spread of offensive content without fully censoring it.
YouTube also announced today that it has added to the list of NGOs it is working with to help determine what content should be hidden. These organizations include the No Hate Speech Movement, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and the Anti-Defamation League
“These organizations bring expert knowledge of complex issues like hate speech, radicalization, and terrorism that will help us better identify content that is being used to radicalize and recruit extremists,” YouTube stated today. “We will also regularly consult these experts as we update our policies to reflect new trends.”
Neat stuff, youtube. How’d that work out for twitter?
People hate social justice. As soon as a company announces its commitment to social justice then you can be sure that will prevail over its primary goals, reduce its popularity, and begin its long slow slide into irrelevance until something else catches up.
Of course its not like this is anything new. Trending and recommended videos are always lefty poz, while right wing videos are continuously removed. Of course they aren’t going to remove sexual indoctrination aimed at children:
We’ll see how long ISIS videos remain up while they get rid of kids making un PC jokes. They’re already getting started shutting down dangerous badthinker Jordan Peterson
I guess the one upside is this is forcing the non-cucks together. If you want to be something other than an utterly boring useful idiot Commie stooge, you either knuckle under or fight back. If you want to have any sort of sense of humor or freedom of speech, you must now work together with those others who do too.
We didn’t pick this fight. It was thrust upon us. But many are stepping up to the plate. Sites such as infogalactic.com, an actually neutral wikipedia alternative, gab.ai, a free speech twitter alternative, and protonmail.com are some of the better alternatives appearing.
Once an organization is converged, there’s no saving it. It will die, but it takes a long time for the massive entity to finally run out of steam. Do your part by supporting alternative media and killing off those who have sold your interests out.