Skip to comments.Social Media Censorship: The Crack Down Begins 6 Months Before Election
Posted on 06/30/2020 1:23:57 AM PDT by RandFan
San Francisco (AFP) - YouTube on Monday shut down six far-right channels for violating rules against "supremacist" content, booting videos by David Duke, Stefan Molyneux and Richard Spencer.
The video sharing platform pulled the plug on the channels as online social media platforms face increasing pressure to crack down on hateful rhetoric.
"We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies," YouTube said in response to an AFP inquiry about the move.
Since updating guidelines a year ago to better address supremacist content, YouTube saw a fivefold spike in video removals and has terminated more than 25,000 channels for violating hate speech policies, the spokesperson added.
YouTube said that the channels removed Monday included Duke, Molyneux, Spencer and American Renaissance.
All the terminated channels broke YouTube rules by alleging that members of protected groups were innately inferior to others, according to the Google-owned video platform.
Some of the nixed channels also violated rules against linking YouTube videos to hateful content hosted elsewhere on the internet, the company said.
Spencer confirmed the suspension of his account in a tweet that included a screen-capture of a message from YouTube citing policies against glorifying or inciting violence against a person or group.
In a video posted on Twitter, Molyneux said his offerings on YouTube were erased, contending that the action was unwarranted.
"The accusation is the usual one that I am fomenting violence and hatred and so on, which is not true at all," Molyneux said in the video.
"It is a huge blow."
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Some Freepers in previous threads yesterday argued that this is WAR!
I'm inclined to agree with them. There is no other way to describe it.
We have to resist this tech tyranny and I can assure it's only going to get worse...
FR is now more important than ever. I am in for another 50 when the next next Freepathon starts.
Meanwhile, Repubicans supinely roll over on their back and show their belly when confronted with this.
Our country is in real trouble. Where is our elected Patrick Henry? Our Braveheart?
I’m sincerely asking.
Did I get in before all the self righteous freepers who claim they never use YouTube and put the rest of us down for still using it?
What do I win?
Got taken out by the ‘unintended consequences’ of the so-called Patriot Act.
“6 Months Before Election”
Election is December 30?
'or newsworthy content,' that's a pretty dangerous position to take. If the content is news, is truth, and you don't like what it says...you take it down or censor it?
What happens when the Search Engines decide whole websites violate a term of policy use? What's the alternative then?
Interesting angle. I tend to agree.
The Hunt, the Purge....all prophetic signs of the future? /s
Heard that China will be moving on Hongkong soon, that also might be why many sites are axing conservatives.
Meanwhile the GOP sits at the table stuffing themselves with taxpayer-paid-for filet, lobster, and bourbon while praising the “free market,” “muh Constitution,” and other obsolete phrases. It’s good to be Ruling Class.
There ain’t but one way out of this mess and it ain’t the “vote.”
The internet giants are doing their part in turning this country into a marxist redistributionist dirthole. They do it willingly because they went into business for that purpose.
Unfortunately, you may be right.
What you get with the search term “white people suck” in Youtube:
Really? They’re deleting offensive hateful uploads?
Bitchute, Ugetube, lots of other upload sites to go to.
Anyone can build a video upload website. The average teenager can. Youtube only has a brand name.
Far right = anyone to the right of Chairman Mao.
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