BAN CENSORSHIP ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND STOP YOUTUBES NEW CENSORSHIP PLAN
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YOUTUBE JUST ANNOUNCED -"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." -
You read that right. I had to re-read it again myself. This is Googles new "hate speech policy". They are putting this policy in place in the coming weeks as this is going up, and I must say I thought google was smarter than this. I thought that after the YouTube Heroes scare Google would have realized that massive swaths of its community are vehemently apposed to policies such as these. We all know how wide open the definition for hate speech is in our society today. This decision is much bigger than many of us think. And it is my hope that by the end of this you will not only support this petition, but support your beloved content creators as Google tries to scrub them from its platform.
To make things even worse than they already are, who has Google decided to appoint to oversee this mass policing of content creators? Why none other than NGO's such as the ADL: who laughingly framed a cartoon frog as a white supremacist symbol last October. The list of NGO's that Google has provided is glaringly biased, and one sided. NGO's such as the ADL are nothing more than activist groups who cannot be trusted to make a non-partisan decisions on what is "hate speech", and what is totally reasonable discussions on the topics of race, gender, politics, and current events.
Besides, as the Supreme Court reaffirmed last June "...hate speech no matter how offensive, is still free speech" (-Washington Post). The only exception being incitements to violence. At which there is a reasonable argument to be made that it is not the words that are the point of contingency, but instead the actions and consequences that are a result of these words. People aught to be free to be, do and say anything they like. While google is a private corporation and it legally can do whatever it pleases, it still owes its users and share holders a reassurance that it stands by one of the most basic of human freedoms. A freedom that too many have died to protect, and too many still don't have.
This is why I am writing this petition. My one simple demand is that google imminently puts a stop to this new policy, and issues a public statement that it stands with the full definition of free speech.
YouTube is something I love and cherish more than anything. It is a platform I use on a daily basis, and has brought me so many great hours of entertainment, fun, and enlightenment. It has been a huge part of my life and I don't want it to become sanitized or plastered. The YouTube I love is the YouTube where a wide range of personalities and ideas exist because of the eminence freedom that once inhabited this site. An eminence freedom that I believe can still be saved.
Because at the end of the day I think the people at Google have forgotten what the site used to be all about: "you-tube". YouTube is about you. You are the creator. You are the consumer. You are the one who makes this community great. If we let google do this to our community we open the door to something much scarier then even George Orwell could have ever warned us about. If we allow google to begin censoring content on loosely defined definitions such as "hate speech", we loose what this site was supposed to be all about.
WE HAVE ALL ALREADY BEGUN TO SEE THESE CHANGES TAKING EFFECT IN THEIR PERHAPS "BETA TEST" OF THESE TO COME CRIMES AGAINST AMERICA AND HER IDEALS THAT MADE HER GREAT IN THE LAST DAYS THERE HAVE BEEN MORE SPOOFED SPAMMERS AND TROLLS IN CHANNEL LIVE STREAMS ACROSS A VARIETY OF GENRES AND CREATOR TOPICS SOME GOING SO FAR AS TO COMPLETELY CLOG UP THE FEED CHAT SO CREATORS CANNOT COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR VIEWERS, ARE THE PART OF THE ADL MASS TROLL FLAGGING SQUADS THEY WERE MENTIONING? THOUSANDS OF CREATORS MYSELF INCLUDED IN ALL OF THESE EXAMPLES HAVE SEEN THEIR ANALYTICS DROP LIKE A STONE UNREALISTICALLY AS THOUGH OUR VIDEOS ARE NO LONGER GETTING RECOMMENDED OR MAYBE APPEAR ON THE LAST PAGE OF SEARCH RESULTS. OUR VIEWERS AND SUBSCRIBERS DONT GET NOTIFIED OF OUR NEW CONTENT AND OR LIVE STREAMS. WE HAVE A SUDDENLY BROKEN YOUTUBE WHEN WE ARE NAVIGATING THROUGH OUR CHANNEL/ VIDEO MANAGER. WE HAVE VIDEOS WHICH HAVE NO HATE SPEECH, NEGATIVITY OR DISTASTEFUL CONTENT DEMONETIZED AND OR LOCKED(FOR INSTANCE A VIDEO OF MY 8 LBS DOG SINGING TO MY FIANCES COUNTRY MUSIC). SUBSCRIBERS AND VIEWERS (OURSELVES TOO WHILE WATCHING OTHERS VIDEOS) THE VOLUME GETS TURNED ON MUTE BY ITS SELF OR THERE ARE SECTIONS OF MISSING VIDEO/AUDIO THAT WERE ON THE PRE UPLOADED RECORDING(THOSE MISSING PARTS ARE USUALLY THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS). SUBSCRIBERS(AND OURSELVES WITH OUR SUBSCRIPTIONS) BEING UNSUBSCRIBED RANDOMLY WITHOUT CHOOSING TO DO SO AND ITS ONLY ON CERTAIN CREATORS WITH SIMILAR VIEWPOINTS. I COULD GO ON BUT I THINK YOU GET THE POINT ,I CALLED THIS NEXT LEVEL CENSORSHIP TO COME BACK AT THE LONDON BRIDGE ATTACK , THERESA MAY HAS BEEN TRYING TO CONTROL AND CENSOR THE NEW FOR 8 YEARS. THE BIG GOVT'S ARE TRYING TO REGAIN CONTROL AND HAVE REALIZED WITHOUT CONTROLLING THE NET THEY CANT THIS HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND EVERY OTHER ATTEMPT WE HALTED ONLY BECAUSE WE STOOD UP AND FAUGHT BACK. THIS IS THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION FOR OUR CHILDREN AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN. EVERYONE READING THIS SHOULD BE SIGN THIS PETITION AND SHARING THIS WITH EVERY LAST MAN OR WOMAN THEY KNOW! EVERY ONE MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO ON THIS AND SHARE THAT EVERYWHERE TOO! WE CANNOT ALLOW OUR ONLY WAY TO SHARE AND SPREAD TRUTH TO BE FORCEFULLY TAKEN FROM US! JOIN US IN OPERATION CENSOR-TUBE AND TWEET YOUTUBE SEVERAL TIMES A DAY AND LET THEM KNOW IF THEY GO THROUGH WITH THIS YOU WILL BOYCOTT THEM AND LETS MAKE AS MUCH NOISE AS WE CAN UNTIL THEY MAKE A STATEMENT THAT THEY WILL NOT GO THROUGH WITH THIS ANY FURTHER!
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