YouTube Takes Steps To Censor "Controversial" (a.k.a. "Conservative") Content

Tyler Durden's picture

Last night YouTube took to its 'Official Blog' to more or less announce that they would be taking steps to censor content they found to be "controversial" even if it didn't break any laws or violate the site's user agreement.  And while the message vowed to be part of an effort to "fight terror content online," the move was met wth widespread skepticism among YouTuber's as nothing more than a thinly-veiled attempt to censor conservative speech.

Tougher standards: We’ll soon be applying tougher treatment to videos that aren’t illegal but have been flagged by users as potential violations of our policies on hate speech and violent extremism. If we find that these videos don’t violate our policies but contain controversial religious or supremacist content, they will be placed in a limited state. The videos will remain on YouTube behind an interstitial, won’t be recommended, won’t be monetized, and won’t have key features including comments, suggested videos, and likes. We’ll begin to roll this new treatment out to videos on desktop versions of YouTube in the coming weeks, and will bring it to mobile experiences soon thereafter. These new approaches entail significant new internal tools and processes, and will take time to fully implement.

But it's not just content creators that will be impacted as anyone who merely searches for keywords that YouTube deems 'questionable', for whatever reason, will be promptly redirected to propaganda videos intended to "directly confront and debunk" whatever 'questionable' content that user was looking for.

Early intervention and expanding counter-extremism work: We’ve started rolling out features from Jigsaw’s Redirect Method to YouTube. When people search for sensitive keywords on YouTube, they will be redirected towards a playlist of curated YouTube videos that directly confront and debunk violent extremist messages. We also continue to amplify YouTube voices speaking out against hate and radicalization through our YouTube Creators for Change program. Just last week, the U.K. chapter of Creators for Change, Internet Citizens, hosted a two-day workshop for 13-18 year-olds to help them find a positive sense of belonging online and learn skills on how to participate safely and responsibly on the internet. We also pledged to expand the program’s reach to 20,000 more teens across the U.K.

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So who will be responsible for choosing which content qualifies as "controversial" and/or "questionable?"  Well, as the Daily Caller points out, that responsibility will fall upon 'impartial' groups like the Anti-Defamation League that recently published a list of "alt-right" and "alt-lite" YouTubers yet failed to highlight extreme leftist organizations like Antifa...must have just been an oversight.

According to YouTube, the system, while largely automated, will mix in human reviews in the form of its already established “Trusted Flagger” volunteer program that works with over 15 institutions to deal with extremist content, including the Anti-Defamation League.

 

The ADL recently released a list naming members of the “alt-right” and the “alt-lite,” the latter of which included controversial YouTube personalities like Gavin McInnes, Mike Cernovich, and Brittany Pettibone. Curiously, the ADL is selective in what it chooses to label as “extremism.” It does not have violent far-left ideologies like Antifa and militant leftist organizations like Redneck Revolt on its radar.

 

It’s worth noting that the “Trusted Flagger” system was later transformed into the much maligned “YouTube Heroes” program, which invited the public to help moderate content. It was heavily criticized for giving social justice activists the power to manipulate the platform.

 

Despite the apparent focus on targeting extremism, YouTube’s announcement includes the company’s efforts to artificially promote videos through its “Creators for Change” program, which in YouTube’s own words pushes creators who are “using their voices to speak out against hate speech, xenophobia, and extremism.”

Not surprisingly, these moves to censor content creators while shoving propaganda videos down the throats of users, has been blasted by conservatives online who feel like they've been targeted.

“If a video doesn’t break YouTube’s terms of services then they absolutely SHOULD NOT be attempting to dampen the reach of the video any further,” said YouTuber Annand “Bunty King” Virk, who raised his concerns with The Daily Caller. “Who determines what’s passable and what isn’t? At what point do we finally realize that saying the right thing isn’t always about saying what people want to hear?”

 

“By these standards, if YouTube existed previous to the Emancipation Act, they’d be censoring videos criticizing slave owners, since being anti-slavery wasn’t popular… at all,” he added. “The popular opinion isn’t always the right opinion.”

 

“No one can really say who’s going to be impacted by this new road map, and that’s the point isn’t it? If their policies and terms of service aren’t there to help guide creators anymore, then why even have them? So really, anyone could be at risk without even knowing it,” he said.

 

“I have no problem with YouTube cracking down on terrorist recruitment videos and the likes,” clarified Undoomed. “What I don’t understand is how such videos could’ve possibly been considered acceptable under the extant TOS and policies.”

 

“I think there is a high probably for collateral damage with this new attitude,” he said. “Some people could conceivably consider skeptics and anti-SJWs ‘extremists,’ while all we are doing is arguing for a little common sense, and of course for freedom of speech as demanded by the Constitution.”

 

“My suspicion is that ‘trusted flaggers’ is just a code word for the ‘usual suspects’. i.e. the same type of radical left-wing reactionaries that have reshaped Twitter into an Orwellian nightmare,” he concluded.

The 'Russians' won't stand a chance in 2020....

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GodSpeed_00's picture

Conservatives should sue the hell out of Google. Join forces and attack.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Short, informative little video that will help you understand who, exactly, are behind these new censorship initiatives.

https://youtu.be/KR71m7xiI0c

tmosley's picture

Get the fuck off of youtube, and get the fuck onto minds.com.

Fuck these liberal fucks.

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All the Minds videos are YT links.

Good potential, though. Looks interesting.

techpriest's picture

Also, there are plenty of open-source players out there. Maybe its time to buy some servers on RackSpace or Digital Ocean, and make a new video site to pair with Minds.

Alternatively, build it in Drupal, put it out as a Drupal distribution, and any site with the right feed protocol can plug into Minds. If there's enough interest we could do a KickStarter campaign and we could really make this happen, and further, with a large number of sources, it is much harder to stamp them all out.

edotabin's picture

I've been thinking about this for a while. Email, videos, social networking, shopping only for conservatives. Why not? What's so special about a "google"?

stacking12321's picture

Not a good solution, that's just the same shit in reverse.
Who gets to decide what's conservative, or whose ideas about conservativism is right?
Better just to create a platform that's censorship resistant.

Steve st Angelo of srsroccoreport.com is rolling out a solution, go to the site and check out the story on alternative media / CDX

https://srsroccoreport.com/something-big-is-about-to-change-the-alternat...

Eager Beaver's picture

Good fucking riddance! They will be replaced, just like Twitter is being replaced.

GabTV is being launched:

https://www.startengine.com/startup/gab

TahoeBilly2012's picture

We’ll soon be applying tougher treatment to videos that aren’t illegal but have been flagged by users as potential violations of our policies on hate speech and violent extremism. If we find that these videos don’t violate our policies but contain controversial religious or supremacist content, they will be placed in a limited state. 

So you will be limiting videos from Congressmen who are ranting hatred against Russia (making false claims of election hacking), while being known religious, extremist, Zionist/Dual Citizens? I think that's a great idea too, maybe we can just make Dual Citizen inelgible to run for public office, especially if they hold citizenship in known radical apartheid states like Israel.

Stop extremism! Ban YouTube videos of; John McCain, Chuck Schumer, Lyndsey Graham and many more!

Never One Roach's picture

So if the courts can force a baker to bake a cake for gay men with whom the baker disagrees, why can't the courts force youtube to service conservatives.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

This fight goes on until we cut off these idiots food supplies.

#RedCountyBoycott

Derezzed's picture

Everything that brings us closer to :
- an alternative to jewtube = the death of jewtube
- an alternative to fecebook = the death of fecebook
- an alternative to twatter = the death of twater
- an alternate internet free of censorship and under the control of the right world = the death of that net under the control of libtards
Is great news !
It's time to explore and embrace a digital secession ...

Lore's picture

Pardon my naivete, but I don't understand this business of "No Hate Speech."  As citizens of a nation whose forebears paid for freedom with blood, do we not have a personal responsibility to make critical value judgements?  How are we to express ourselves when presented with something that we find hateful?  How are we to stand against the con men and psychopaths of this world, who would otherwise prey on ignorance?

Ms No's picture

Americans used to prescribe to "I may not agree with what you have to say but I will die for your right to say it".  That was before cultural Marxism and the people who control the news and curriculum convincing everybody to collectively sacrifice themselves on the alter of oligarch.  Fun, huh?

 

 

edotabin's picture

In the past, people actually had something to say too. Now, if you go to YouTube and read the comments you forget what English you know.

Bigly's picture

They are all fascist cunts.

Immediately start using gab.ai or their ilk. 

If 20% of everyone did this today, it would blow their business models and let the start ups gain momentum.....

Michael Musashi's picture

They took down Jordan Peterson! This guy hit a major nerve, and this should scare the hell out of all of you.

Koba the Dread's picture

Sue Google for what? Speaking of which, did I tell you about my new Japanese Jewish girlfriend? Her name is Sosumi.

brain_glitch's picture

Do you think the deep state is for or against censorship?

DuneCreature's picture

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Bay of Pigs's picture

What bullshit this is. These fuckers have no respect for the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

In the end they will be cannon fodder.

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YT is private. Constitution & Bill of Rights don't apply... NOT THAT I AGREE WITH THEIR TYRANNICAL POLICY. If you don't like what someone says in your living room, you are well within your rights to ask them to leave.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Who cares if its private? So fucking weak when people can't debate and argue the facts. I was kicked off Turds site a few years ago for questioning his "moderator " who was mentally ill and incompetent. Censorship is a joke.

Ms No's picture

Then anti-trust them maybe.  They are monopolizing a massive market and platform.  How come there aren't 50 of them that are usable by now?  Something isn't right with that just like everything else.  If not anti-trust then I guess we have to wait for the day of the rope.  One or the other is going to happen eventually.

stacking12321's picture

What do you not understand about private?
If I walk into your house without permission, do I have the right to stay there and "argue the facts" if you want me to leave?

Either you accept the notion of private property or you don't, so which is it?

stacking12321's picture

yes, fuck youtube

but it is a privately owned company.

those of us who have views differing from youtube's agenda need to come up with a better platform.

HRClinton's picture

Not quite. The rules differ for small and big / public companies. 

E.g., A company that has <60 employees, does not have to adhere to PC hiring policies. Those that are bigger, do.

The same should apply to their adherence to the Constitution. Else they are in legal jeopardy. 

So, yes, Google CAN be sued. As can anyone. 

Puncher75's picture

YouRube will fail if they do so. Not a typo.

Arnold's picture

Hold my beer cuz.

Is that liberal or conservative?

I'm thinking about tagging it alt-lyfestyle.

VWAndy's picture

 You could find creative ways to get around it? www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1FyLsCa-58

 Thats one way.

wisehiney's picture

Just in case this is my last chance....imagine the bypass.

Yen Cross's picture

 Just like Bloomturd, CNBS, Reuters ect...  If the libtards can't get their agenda out, they just ban any sort of constructive talk.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Exactly my point above. Looks like we a have few libtards here who think its okay to censor free speech.

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You not understanding the issue of private property does not make us libtards, it makes you either stubborn or ignorant. Take your pick.

LindseyNarratesWordress's picture

(((the usual-suspects))), is how it should read in the article.

 

(((EVERY)))

(((FUCKING)))

(((TIME)))...

there (((they))) are, plotting and scheming, against the "idiotic" and "ignorant" goyim.

 

*shakes head in disgust*

 

NOW, you all know, and understand, why I have, since 2008, referred to (((it))) as YouTube-ADL?

 

Seriously.

 

Lindsey

 

 

 

LindseyNarratesWordress's picture

Hey, you fucking (((chicken-swinging mother-fuckers))) down-voting THE REALITY OF OUR COLLECTIVE-SITUATION, why don't you have some fucking intellectual-courage, and even MORE importantly, INTELLECTUAL-HONESTY, and show me where I am wrong, in ANY way, shape, or form, in what I have stated about not just who runs (((YouTube-ADL))), but is INSTRUMENTAL in the overt efforts at censoring THE TRUTH, any way that (((they))) can, when THAT TRUTH wholly-contradicts (((their))) fucked-up fantasies about the real world, including FORCING entire nations' populations into believing the biggest hoax/fraud/lie, of the twentieth-century??!!!

 

You fucking (((creatures))) have lied for so long, and in so many different ways, that you (((malefactors))) have, QUITE LITERALLY, lost-the-ability to see reality for what it is, and that, (((cretins))), is called "psychosis", which definition is as follows:  "broken-from-reality, generally in such a way that causes serious consequences for the sufferer, as well as THOSE AROUND THE PSYCHOTIC SUBJECT.

 

You are not dealing with some toothless hill-billy talking-out-of-his-asshole, thinking about "everything" that goes-wrong is (((their))) fault, but are dealing with someone whom has a literally genius-level-intellect, which allows me the ability to deductively- and conductively-reason, which is what you (((subjugators-of-humanity))) are most uncomfortable encountering, because intellectual-honesty is a major philosophy-of-life for me, AND OTHERS LIKE ME.

 

More and more people are awakening to the FACTS of our collective-situation, and how this shit was done to us, All, and believe me when I say this--the number of people becoming awakened to how unbelievably-malevolent the REAL situation is, is reaching a point where change IS happening, in a variety-of-ways, across-the-world, and those awakened-masses are NEVER, EVER GOING-BACK-TO-SLEEP.

 

You can bet-on-that-shit, you God damned parasitical demons.

 

Lindsey

 

 

LindseyNarratesWordress's picture

Do you know what kinds-of-videos are going to be victims of this new (((YouTube-ADL))) policy?  ANYTHING that exposes the biggest HOAX/LIE/FRAUD of the twentieth-century, firstly and foremostly, so any fucker trying to say that (((they))) are not instrumental in shaping this policy are GOD DAMNED INTENTIONAL-LIARS.

 

This was one of the best videos--there are more-than-a-few articles that are outstanding, as well--exposing the holyhoax, and others like it are going to go-down-the-memory-hole, if (((the censors))) have anything to say about it:  http://youtu.be/mmrHBT5h-BA

 

Here is, what "I" consider, to be the best article, on the issue:  http://www.renegadetribune.com/the-six-million-myth/

..."Heddesheimer cogently documents the slew of previous attempts by Jews to disseminate deceitful and untrue atrocity propaganda before, during and after World War I. The First Holocaust features an amazing collection of press clippings and propaganda articles dating back to the late 19th century that make claims of the suffering and imminent extermination of European Jewry. Among such articles we find that Jews have, dozens of times before WWII, invoked the cabalisitc “6,000,000? number as the amount of Jews on the verge of death and destruction during various periods of turmoil and conflict in Europe and Russia. Undoubtedly, this book exposes the deliberate fraudulence of these sinister Zionist campaigns and media blitzes — long before Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933 — designed to elicit public sympathy and financial support for Jewish political ambitions, principally the establishment of the State of Israel.

 

The obsessive invocation of the cabalistic fable of “6,000,000 dead or dying Jews” dating back at least four decades prior to the events of WWII directly undermines and betrays the notion that 6,000,000 Jews perished in Europe between 1939-1945, as Jews have claimed.  It was a lie the first time, and it is a lie today!"...

 

Folks, you must NEVER, EVER allow yourselves to succumb-to mis- and dis-information, whether it is about our history, what is happening in our present, nor what is said about our collective-future.  If, and ONLY IF, you have a life-philosophy of intellectual-honesty, will you always be guaranteed that you are, usually, in-the-right, and can, AT-WILL, debate the issue, at-hand, and convinced others of your stance.

 

Never give-up, and NEVER, EVER stop telling-the-truths, as they are.

 

Lindsey

    

LindseyNarratesWordress's picture

This is a video of actual physical news-papers, from their respective-dates, detailing the various articles; wherein, (((the magical-number))) is pushed, in an effort to either garner-sympathy, or to AFFECT NATIONAL-POLICY, decades before (((the holyhoax))) FRAUD/LIE/HOAX:  http://youtu.be/Dda-0Q_XUhk

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, please share this information that I have presented, with as many people, as you are able, and defy those attempting to force-ignorance upon the masses, via (((their))) control.

 

Lindsey

HRClinton's picture

Easy there, or you'll end up like Francis S.

 

HRH Feant2's picture

They already flagged Colin Flaherty for a two week timeout. Have they flagged Everyone Hates Angel? Plenty of shit on Utube that is offensive. It has become obvious that Utube dosn't give a fuck about free speech.

historian40's picture

There goes videos about the antichrist "jews".  Doubt the holocaust, "Passion of the Jews", dogma?  Censored.

Peak Finance's picture

Hey, you fucking cocksuckers at Google / Youtube want Net Neutrality? Well, let's give it to you good and hard.

How about we declare GOOGLE a public utility! For the "good of the people" of course. Then ALL CONTENT on Google / Youtube would be protected under 1st amendment. This I can get behind. Facebook too while we are at it.

You think ISP's should be under NEt Neurtaaily? Well, whats good for the goose is good for the gander??  

AMPALANCE's picture

If they take/get even one penny of tax payer money, they are not private, and I'm betting they do.

G-R-U-N-T's picture

Speaking of Youtube, check out Stephen Miller today taking apart the press on Imigration reform with surgical precision...Toward the end, he rips Fake News CNN Jim Acosta a new asshole.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dGBSBBISrU

Check it out before they 'censor' such a masterful piece of ass kicking work! 

 

delmar Jackson's picture

I have to remind myself I am not dreaming when I finally see someone in the White House pushing back against open border globalists invoking the Statue of immigration Amendment which says our immigration policy must be based on a 3rd rate poem written by an anti American socialist jew tacked onto the base of the statue of liberty.

 Where was F8cking Acosta when in the height of the recession with millions out of work the importation of legal immigrants at close to 1.5 million a year kept on ticking and shoving them in with no end in sight and only calls for increases while smearing all who raised any questions as racist white supremacist bigots to shut them down.

 I hope Acosta's neck snaps from that huge moral crown he likes to wear pretending to actually care about working class people while doing the dirty work for the evil open border anti American worker  POSs that are trying to genocide white America with endless immigration.

Even heaven has a border and an angel at the gate.

 

HRClinton's picture

CNN still wins, because Acosta hijacked the Air TIME. 

Miller needs to hone his skills to put guys like Acosta in their place, and move on.

Mena Arkansas's picture

Yeah, let's get the #1 anti-white hate group - the ((( ADL ))) - to police content.

What could possibly go wrong?

Just take a look at their Hate Symbol Database. It's all anti-white and includes:

- Celtic Cross

- Confederate Flag

- ((( Echoes )))

- German Soldier

- No Race Mixing - Could these jews be any bigger hypocrites?

- Pepe the Frog

https://www.adl.org/education/references/hate-symbols?0=146&cat_id[146]=146&page=1