Has YouTube Gone Too Far?

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  1. RJ Schwartz profile image90
    RJ Schwartzposted 8 months ago

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    YouTube's latest purge is making headlines across the country as page after page is being deleted, de-monetized, and creators are being basically kicked off of the platform.  The new policy appears to take anything considered controversial off the platform.

    Do you think this action will help or hurt the company in the long run?  Many are saying the move is Orwellian in nature as the new policy says that no theories that go against the "accepted theory" will be considered - so no more 9/11 truthers, no more Sandy Hook hoax videos, no fake moon landing, etc.

    Google is clearly demonstrating that THEY not YOU should decide on what content you can or cannot watch.....sounds a lot like a book burning to me

    1. lovetherain profile image68
      lovetherainposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      HubPages is a business,and decides what material they will and won't accept on their site. Does this bother you?

    2. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
      Kathryn L Hillposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      so start a "page/channel" allowing whatever. Here is your chance at SUCCESS!!!!

      Go for IT!

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        BitChute needs advertising on every page, so every person doing work there can make money. As soon as that happens, YouTube is DEAD and GONE. YouTube would only exist then in the way that CNN does, a decrepit, degenerate, nothing, an outlet for stupidity only.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
          Kathryn L Hillposted 8 months agoin reply to this

          What are you saying?
          Who wouldn't want a fine decent place to watch home-made videos?

          "We’ve worked with many creators over the years, and along the way, they’ve shared with us common creative strategies that helped them develop great videos and build a loyal community. We call these the “10 Fundamentals”—which we’ve grouped in three buckets: Get viewers; Keep viewers happy; and Keep yourself happy. See how you can put these strategies into practice for your channel."

          FROM: https://creatoracademy.youtube.com/page … at-content

          1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 8 months agoin reply to this

            There's nothing decent about censorship. You either believe in free speech, or you do not.

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
              Kathryn L Hillposted 8 months agoin reply to this

              I beg to differ.

              What you call "censorship" is not. It is setting boundaries for the good of all.

              1. wilderness profile image96
                wildernessposted 8 months agoin reply to this

                "It is setting boundaries for the good of all."

                As defined by whom?  The people that banned "Tom Sawyer" from the library?  Those that demanded "Harry Potter" be banned? 

                One person's "boundaries for the good of all" are another's censorship.

                1. MizBejabbers profile image89
                  MizBejabbersposted 8 months agoin reply to this

                  What you are saying is true, but speech that can cause riots, murders, or other type of chaos endangering the public is still put in the category of "hate" speech and is banned just like yelling "fire" in a crowded theater. People have a right to free speech in this country, but as they used to teach us in school, "your freedom ends where my nose begins." In other words, a person must take responsibility for his/her words, and when they don't, then that hateful rhetoric can be outlawed.
                  But I agree with you about senseless censorship just to push somebody else's values off on a person or a community. A little bit off the subject but still concerning personal responsibility for words, I think Joe Biden just found out where pushing a personal viewpoint onto his potential voters can get him.

                  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
                    Kathryn L Hillposted 8 months agoin reply to this

                    I just don't get it! You will be crucified for spewing hate speech, but try to limit it? horrors!!!! yikes  yikes  yikes !

                  2. Live to Learn profile image81
                    Live to Learnposted 8 months agoin reply to this

                    It's a slippery slope you cannot claw back to the top of.

              2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
                Wesman Todd Shawposted 8 months agoin reply to this

                I will defer to Wilderness, who is far and away my superior in dealing with persons who are struggling to converse on a level which I deem fit to interact with.

                1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 8 months agoin reply to this

                  You don't understand the concept of boundaries? Freedom within boundaries?

                  Sorry I am too simple for your sophisticated, complicated, ultra fancy brain.

        2. MizBejabbers profile image89
          MizBejabbersposted 8 months agoin reply to this

          Gee, I thought you were talking about Fox.

    3. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
      Kathryn L Hillposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      ... to answer the question: No, of course not. Good for google.

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 months ago

    Google/YouTube is a privately owned company. They are under no obligation to provide a voice for every random nutjob out there.

    If they don't want racists, "truthers," Nazis, anti-vaxxers, flat earthers, etc. using their platform, then they have every right to say "get the f*** outta here."

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Ditto, FFC!

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      And they've every right to see their business fail. Which probably won't happen soon, but is most certainly in motion.

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 8 months ago

    The reality is that freedom of speech is for the good/benefit of it, not the bad/detrimentalness of it.

    L I E S, hatefulness, lewdness, grossness and negative C R U D,
    in general, is good for nothing. NOTHING.

    1. MizBejabbers profile image89
      MizBejabbersposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Yeah, it can be compared to yelling "FIRE" in a crowded theater. But occasionally I see someone declare hate speech to someone who just disagrees with him or her. "Hate speech" has a definition, it isn't just someone's opinion of what it is.

  4. Live to Learn profile image81
    Live to Learnposted 8 months ago

    You tube is setting the stage for the rise of other similar sites who allow free access to any with a point of view.

    I'm afraid I disagree with censorship. By anyone, anywhere.

    But we are talking about Google. Only a fool wouldn't see this coming.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Considering the problems facebook as had lately yes.  Only a fool wouldn't see this coming - censorship is demanded by our government and companies are going to have to comply to some degree.

      1. Live to Learn profile image81
        Live to Learnposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        It's the new Spanish inquisition.

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 8 months agoin reply to this

          Naw - that's happening in the White House.  But it is certainly the child of the inquisition; just the priesthood carries a different name now.

          1. Live to Learn profile image81
            Live to Learnposted 8 months agoin reply to this

            You think? I see the white house in denial on things, but I don't see them ganging up on citizens with a difference of opinion.

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 months ago

    Those who are predicting that this move is going to somehow hurt YouTube in the long run are underestimating the sheer number of people who use the site every day to watch movie trailers, music videos, and clips of pets doing silly things.

    The average YouTube user has never looked at any of the so called "controversial" material on the site, and therefore they won't miss it when it's gone.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      I disagree, and I'll tell you why. I'm one of those people who really only uses YouTube for the exact purposes you described.

      At least among my friends, I seem to be the minority. I've had a constant barrage of emails over they years, 'look at this." OMG, 'insert name of YouTube content creator, and the name is being used as though I'm supposed to already know who they are' - is so lit today."

      YouTube was special because anyone could go on and create content. They could make money. It was basically like this place. Well, I support a company's right to suicide.

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 8 months ago

    Freedom of speech is for some GOOD. Not some BAD.

  7. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 8 months ago

    Remind me not to wear my ultra fancy brain crown.

 
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