YouTube Will Censor Non-Rulebreaking Content, Manipulate Search Results, And Work With ADL

According to a post on YouTube’s official blog, videos will now be subject to the rule of the mob. If enough users flag a video as “hate speech” or “violent extremism,” YouTube may impose restrictions on the content even if it breaks none of the platform’s rules.

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.

YouTube has also rolled out a “trusted flagger” program, in which 15 “expert NGOs and institutions” to help them identify hate speech and extremism on their platform.

Among these organizations are the No Hate Speech Movement, a left-wing project pushed by the Council of Europe, as well as the Anti-Defamation League, an organization whose president has been accused of “manufacturing outrage” by the World Jewish Congress.

The platform also plans to artificially promote videos created via its “Creators for Change” program,  which, in YouTube’s words, features creators who are “using their voices and creativity to speak out against hate speech, xenophobia and extremism.”

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.

YouTube framed its blog post around fighting “terror content,” yet their announcement also strays into areas that have nothing to do with fighting terrorism, like the company’s diversity efforts. The blog post boasts about YouTube’s involvement with the  “Creators for Change workshop” in which “creators teamed up with Indonesia’s Maarif Institute to teach young people about the importance of diversity, pluralism, and tolerance.”

A final note: YouTube’s “Creators for Change” program is filled with progressives who, in YouTube’s words, are “tackling social issues and promoting awareness, tolerance and empathy on their YouTube channels.” Yet Laci Green, MTV’s famous feminist sex educator, one of Time Magazine’s 30 most influential people on the internet, and one of the most successful feminists on YouTube is nowhere to be found.

Really makes you think!


6 thoughts on “YouTube Will Censor Non-Rulebreaking Content, Manipulate Search Results, And Work With ADL

  1. If enough users flag a site as hate speech or violent extremism …
    Who are these enough users going to be ?
    Most likely it will be a software program, especially designed to seek out & flag sufficient numbers of what is required to give cause to modify / shut down a site.
    And – here will be a retaliation.
    Why ?
    BIG MONEY HAS INVESTED IN ALTERNATIVE – to the bullshit of mainstream news – BIG MONEY = millions & billions of dollars from every corner of the world.
    This is not a faint of the heart operation / an armature venture / this is real business investment for a real presence in the “news / current affairs / documentary / film –
    market .
    “Hey Dude”
    “Look About”
    “It’s The Cashed Up Competition.”
    ” And Not Home Made Micky Mouse.”
    Google is having problems with it’s stock prices – dropping by million & billions at a time – be assured – we will see the day when Google is no longer a player.

    1. It does not take long for a pretentious & infused with a god like mindset idiot to factor themselves out of the game.

  2. It is not going to be – that some puce in a blue velvet dressing gown & ruby slippers – still tipsy from sipping leftover champagne from yesterdays victory party – fronts at the door of global media business & announces “listen up you sorry assed wannabe’s – you are not wanted – so just gogo home – right.”
    And they will.

  3. The local watering hole around the corner from Google Headquarters should send around several dozen 1/2 empty bottles to assist them in developing a taste in the “failed venture” acclimatization process.

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