YouTube, just 24 hours after acknowledging that conservative funny man Steven Crowder’s videos did not violate any of its policies, demonetized his content anyway, in response to a complaint voiced by a left-wing extremist who works for Vox, stated that Crowder made fun of him because of his identity.
That very same day, YouTube also announced it would be striking out against any content produced that would elevate one group above another “in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.”
Yeah, that doesn’t sound like censorship or anything. Also, Google’s CEO made a statement saying they would target content that didn’t exactly violate policies.
Daily Wire has the details:
In an interview with Axios published Sunday but filmed before YouTube’s unveling of its new policy last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai signaled YouTube’s crackdown and its plans to expand the ban to include “borderline content.”
“Look, we aren’t quite where we want to be,” Pichai told “Axios on HBO.” While YouTube is improving on eliminating content it deems problematic, he suggested, they are still working toward even more extensive content-controlling measures.
Google, said Pichai, “rank[s] content based on quality.” They plan to apply that same approach to YouTube. “And so we are bringing that same notion and approach to YouTube so that we can rank higher quality stuff better and really prevent borderline content,” he said.
Pichai went on to give a definition of what he means by “borderline content,” stating that it is “content which doesn’t exactly violate policies, which need to be removed, but which can still cause harm.”
So in other words, if you make content that doesn’t agree with the worldview those in charge of the platform agree with, you can pretty much expect, at some point, to be targeted by these folks and have your videos demonetized and maybe even removed from the site altogether.
Again, this is nothing more than censorship. The left is doing their best to silence the voices of conservatives because they do not want that worldview to spread. It’s a direct challenge to the plans they have for America’s future and their own power.
This should inspire conservatives to fight back by creating their own platforms, but not just reserve them for conservatives only, but make them free for everyone. Make them the sort of places that YouTube and other social media outlets are supposed to be.
Let’s show the left how this is really done.