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
HubPages is a business,and decides what material they will and won't accept on their site. Does this bother you?
so start a "page/channel" allowing whatever. Here is your chance at SUCCESS!!!!
Go for IT!
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.
What are you saying?
Who wouldn't want a fine decent place to watch home-made videos?
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There's nothing decent about censorship. You either believe in free speech, or you do not.
I beg to differ.
What you call "censorship" is not. It is setting boundaries for the good of all.
"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.
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.
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.
Gee, I thought you were talking about Fox.
... to answer the question: No, of course not. Good for google.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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