has blamed "newer members" of it's 10,000 person fleet of
content moderators for a virtual bloodbath of video takedowns,
strikes, and account restrictions taking place across a large
cross-section of conservative channels.
Google division announced the new moderators in December, tasked with
spotting said fake news, along with misleading or extreme content in
the wake of a raging debate over the effect of propaganda and
inaccurate reporting after Hillary Clinton's 2016 election loss.
essentially responded to the crackdown on conservatives with "our
bad," after news of the mass censorship began to spread.
we work to hire rapidly and ramp up our policy enforcement teams
throughout 2018, newer members may misapply some of our policies
resulting in mistaken removals,"
wrote a YouTube spokesman in an email. "We’re continuing to
enforce our existing policies regarding harmful and dangerous
content, they have not changed. We’ll
reinstate any videos that were removed in error."
the last week, The Alex Jones channel was issued two
strikes - however the
second one was mysteriously removed hours later, maybe due to on
overzealous "newer member" who disagreed with Infowars'
last August, politically incorrect University of Toronto
professor Jordan B. Peterson found himself locked
out of his YouTube account with
no explanation before regaining access.
that there probably aren't a ton of red MAGA hats proudly displayed
on top of cubicle cabinets in YouTube's San Bruno, CA headquarters or
wherever their moderators decide the fate of content producers, it
stands to reason that their fleet of eager new morality police
- perhaps some of them having emitted primal screams upon
Hillary's loss, simply went on a rampage against mean words and
that Google has also enlisted the left-wing nonprofit Southern
Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
to participate in its "trusted flaggers" program. The SPLC
notoriously branded African American presidential candidate and
neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson as an "extremist," while
gaining a reputation for finding
creative ways to
label conservatives as "hate groups" in general.
Washington Examiner’s Emily Jashinsky noted last
year that “the SPLC’s claim to objectivity is nothing less than
fraudulent, a reality that informed observers of its practices from
both the Left and Right accept.”
routine of debunking their supposedly objective classifications
occurs like clockwork each time a major outlet makes the mistake of
turning to them when reporting on the many conservative thinkers and
nonprofits the group absurdly designates as hateful.”
says the trusted flaggers are equipped with digital tools which allow
for the mass
flagging of content for review by
YouTube personnel. Moreover, the partner groups "act as guides
to YouTube's content monitors," and engineers who develop
algorithms to police more efficiently.
work with over 100 organizations as part of our Trusted Flagger
program and we value the expertise these organizations bring to
flagging content for review. All trusted flaggers attend a YouTube
training to learn about our policies and enforcement processes.
Videos flagged by trusted flaggers are reviewed by YouTube content
moderators according to YouTube’s Community Guidelines. Content
flagged by trusted flaggers is not automatically removed or subject
to any differential policies than content flagged from other users,”
said a YouTube spokesperson.
"trusted flagger" partner is the Anti-Defamation
League (ADL). Originally organized to combat anti-Semitism,
the ADL - with it's Soros-linked
National director who
last worked in the Obama admin, now spouts hyperbolic propaganda
against conservatives, while failing to apply the same nebulous
standards to the left. For example; their campaign to lump all
Trump supporters in with white
while failing to mention far-left progressive organizations such
as Antifa, Redneck
only called listed the anti-Semitic black nationalist hate group New
Black Panthers (founded in 1989) after they
were called out on it last year
mass censorship comes at yet another critical inflection point in the
nation's dialogue over gun control following the Parkland, FL
shooting. While gun control advocates have been given a platform on
major networks, gun rights activists
have been muzzled - primarily when their opinion has to do with
17-year-old Parkland survivor David Hogg along with several of his
classmates who are anti Second Amendment.
went on CNN and was allowed to call the NRA "child
murderers," (a claim which CNN host Alisyn Camerota
told spokeswoman Dana Loesch "I
don't believe you"
when it was pointed out), while conservative
accounts suggesting Hogg is an actor, or that he was given lines to
read for post-shooting interviews, are being censored by left leaning
social media platforms.
"We proved, Alisyn Camerota, that you allowed people to call #NRA members and the NRA, child murderers. It's unacceptable. So hear me, and hear me loud, we are on to you and we will be calling you out every step of the way." –@stinchfield1776 cc @CNN@NewDay#MSM
Many have noted that Parkland 16-year-old pro-gun Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv has yet to be verified by Twitter, while Hogg and several of his classmates who went onEllen to advocate for gun control have all been given "blue checks" by the platform.
also came under fire last week for promoting a clip of Hogg
which fueled the "crisis actor" debate, featuring an
Hogg and a Redondo Beach, CA lifeguard from
2017, in which the High School student places his boogie board
on a trash can before getting in an altercation with the lifeguard.
official policy states that "harmful or dangerous" and
"hateful" content may violate its guidelines - and if video
creators receive three strikes for violating the rules within three
months, YouTube will terminate the account.