YouTube has begun a mass censorship drive deceivingly called a crackdown on “extremist content”. In actual fact, YouTube has been discovered to be censoring videos by reputable news organisations, anti-war activists and independent journalists.
“YouTube and parent company Google’s efforts to crack down on extremist content has resulted in embarrassment after its technology targeted videos from monitors, journalists and Syrian opposition, amongst others.
A number of accounts, such as those of Airwars, Bellingcat, Middle East Eye and Orient News have had videos removed or suspended as a result of past videos deemed ‘extreme’ by YouTube’s machine learning”.
It is a convenient excuse to blame a robot that might be stuck in the year 1984, but the fact is that Google, the owners of YouTube, has an ultra-liberal agenda that was recently unmasked when a brave Google employee who was subsequently fired, wrote an internal memo that was critical of so-called ‘politically correct culture’ which underpins Google’s dangerous agenda.
In addition to working with robots, YouTube is working with well-known dangerous agenda driven organisations which help to censor YouTube videos. Such organisations include the religious extremist/supremacist group ADL, the radical liberal, anti-Christian No Hate Speech group and the London based Orwellian Institute for Strategic Dialogue.
Angry YouTubers who have had their archived footage destroyed by Google have voiced their opinions on Twitter.
The news outlet Middle East Eye for example had an old video showing ISIS destroying ancient artefacts in Iraq removed under the guise that it was ‘extreme’. It was certainly extremely informative about ISIS’ crimes against cultural heritage.
YouTube is deleting videos documenting war crimes in the Middle East, and they're using 'robots' to do it… https://t.co/E9Y9Ktm9Ww
— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) August 12, 2017
In a further sign that globalist corporations are more powerful than governments, the official YouTube channel of the Syrian Arab News Agency, the official news organisation of the Syrian Arab Republic, had its entire channel destroyed by Google. This is a double-irony as those opposing Syria have also had their videos destroyed.
YouTube shut down the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) channel . pic.twitter.com/YrmFbbmF5X
— Within Syria (@WithinSyriaBlog) July 13, 2017
Additionally, footage showing US war crimes in Iraq that was first brought to the world’s attention by Wikileaks has been removed only later to be put on with a deeply deceptive age filter as though news is tantamount to obscene videos. The war criminals George W. Bush and Dick Cheney first tried to censor these videos and now Google is doing their bidding.
— Airwars (@airwars) August 10, 2017
Orient News has also been a victim of Google
— Houssam Owayed (@Howayed) August 10, 2017
Google’s choice in partners in its censorship drive reveal a great deal about the agenda of the corporation. The ADL for example is currently trying to prevent Roger Waters of Pink Floyd from performing hits dating back to 1973’s Dark Side of The Moon album on his tour in the United States in spite of the fact that Pink Floyd music is among the most popular of the 20th century.
When Wikileaks, the Syrian Government AND Syrian opposition, reportage from Iraq and Pink Floyd are all under attack from organisations that have congealed to cleanse all intelligence, originality and truth telling from the web, it is fair to say that YouTube is itself operating at the behest of extremists. The aforementioned positions are by any reasonable definition, extreme.
As George Orwell said,
“In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act”.
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