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‘This will not go well’: YouTube cracks down on pundits & journalists after policy change

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YouTube has crossed the line! RT gives you the story, we add the actual text of the “law” for your education, and PragerU asks you to sign their petition:

‘This will not go well’: YouTube cracks down on pundits & journalists after policy change
Steven Crowder (L) and Carlos Maza (R) © Flickr / Gage Skidmore; Reuters / Dado Ruvic; YouTube / Vox

Minutes after announcing a new policy clamping down on “hateful” and “supremacist” videos, YouTube got to work banning, demonetizing, or otherwise hiding videos from conservatives, journalists, and even black metal musicians.

The Google subsidiary updated its “hateful content” policies on Wednesday, announcing the clampdown in a blog post. The company said that from now on it will be “specifically prohibiting videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion.” Other videos that don’t strictly violate the site’s rules – including those promoting phony science or conspiracy theories – will be subject to demonetization, and other measures to restrict their viewership.

Orwellian in theory? In practice, too. YouTube didn’t wait long before wielding the ban-hammer with glee.

First on the chopping block were videos that outright violated the “supremacist” rule. Norwegian black metal musician and convicted murderer Varg Vikernes had his channel ‘Thulean Perspective’ banned, likely for its pan-European white separatist content.

YouTube appears to have taken its vow to pull “videos that promote or glorify Nazi ideology” seriously, removing everything from Vikernes’ neo-pagan vlogs to low-fi punk music from its platform.

Others targeted included vlogger ‘Sinatra Says,’ who rails against feminism and the social justice movement. For the crime of wrongthink, Sinatra had his channel demonetized. YouTube did not cite a single offensive video, but instead told the troublemaker that the move was necessary to “ensure our community is safe for creators, viewers and advertisers.”

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HERES THE ACTUAL “LAW” FROM YT:

Hate speech policy

While we’ve always had policies that prohibited hate speech on YouTube, on June 5, we announced some changes to our hate speech policies. You can learn more about those changes here. The below policy has been updated with those changes.

Hate speech is not allowed on YouTube. We remove content promoting violence or hatred against individuals or groups based on any of the following attributes:

  • Age
  • Caste
  • Disability
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender Identity
  • Nationality
  • Race
  • Immigration Status
  • Religion
  • Sex/Gender
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Victims of a major violent event and their kin
  • Veteran Status

If you see content that violates this policy, please report it. Instructions for reporting violations of our Community Guidelines are available here. If you have found multiple videos, comments, or a user’s entire channel that you wish to report, please visit our reporting tool, where you will be able to submit a more detailed complaint.

What this means for you

If you’re posting content

Don’t post content on YouTube if the purpose of that content is to do one or more of the following.

  • Encourage violence against individuals or groups based on any of on the attributes noted above. We don’t allow threats on YouTube, and we treat implied calls for violence as real threats. You can learn more about our policies on threats and harassment.
  • Incite hatred against individuals or groups based on any of the attributes noted above.

Other types of content that violates this policy

Educational content

Examples

Here are examples of hate speech not allowed on YouTube.

  • “I’m glad this [violent event] happened. They got what they deserved [referring to persons with the attributes noted above].”
  • “[Person with attributes noted above] are dogs” or “[person with attributes noted above] are like animals.”

More examples

  • “Get out there and punch a [person with attributes noted above].”
  • “Everyone in [groups with attributes noted above] are all criminals and thugs.”
  • “[Person with attributes noted above] is scum of the earth.”
  • “[People with attributes noted above] are a disease.”
  • “[People with attributes noted above] are less intelligent than us because their brains are smaller.”
  • “Our existence is threatened by [group with any of the attributes noted above], so we should drive them out at every chance we get.”
  • “[Group with any of the attributes noted above] has an agenda to run the world and get rid of us.”
  • “[Attribute noted above] is just a form of mental illness that needs to be cured.”
  • “[Person with any of the  attributes noted above] shouldn’t be educated in schools because they shouldn’t be educated at all.”
  • “All of the so-called victims of this violent event are actors. No one was hurt, and this is just a false flag.”

Please remember these are just some examples, and don’t post content if you think it might violate this policy.

Please remember these are just some examples, and don’t post content if you think it might violate this policy.

What happens when content violates this policy

If your content violates this policy, we’ll remove the content and send you an email to let you know. If this is the first time you’ve posted content that violates our Community Guidelines, you’ll get a warning with no penalty to your channel. If it’s not, we’ll issue a strike against your channel. Your channel will be terminated if you receive 3 strikes. You can learn more about our strikes system here.

If we think your content comes close to hate speech, we may limit YouTube features available for that content. You can learn more about limited features here.

Martin comments: The bold italics are mine. So no criticism of the New World Order or any of their agents and accomplices then? And no claims to the opinion that Gender Dysphoria is a psychological condition? And will Left and Right wing political ideologies be treated equally? Will these “laws” be used to push a specific narrative and squash others?

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FROM PragerU:

Sign the Petition

Conservative ideas are under attack.  YouTube does not want young people to hear conservative ideas as they currently list over 100 PragerU videos– over 10 percent of our entire library–under “restricted mode” making it difficult for many young people to access our videos.

Many families enable restricted mode in order to keep inappropriate and objectionable adult and sexual content away from their children–not to prevent them from watching animated, age-appropriate, educational videos.

Watch our playlist of PragerU videos restricted by YouTube

In response to an official complaint we filed, Google specialists defended their restriction of our videos by saying, “your videos aren’t appropriate for the younger audiences…”

There is no excuse for Google and YouTube censoring and restricting any PragerU videos, which are produced with the sole intent of educating people of all ages about America’s founding values.  We need your help to tell YouTube that their restriction of our videos is wrong.  Join the thousands of Americans who value the free exchange of ideas.  

Please add your name to this petition to help us free these 100+ videos so that everyone can watch them.

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    Martin Harris

    I have a lovely partner and 3 very active youngsters. We live in the earthquake ravaged Eastern Suburbs of Christchurch, New Zealand. I began commenting/posting on Uncensored back in early 2012 looking for discussion and answers on the cause and agendas relating to our quakes. I have always maintained an interest in ancient mysteries, UFOs, hidden agendas, geoengineering and secret societies and keep a close eye on current world events. Since 2013 I have been an active member of theCONTrail.com community, being granted admin status and publishing many blogs and discussion threads. At this time I'm now helping out with admin and moderation duties here at Uncensored where my online "life" began.

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