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YouTube Blames “Newer Members” Of Mod Team For Punishing Conservative Channels

YouTube has blamed “newer members” of it’s 10,000 person fleet of content moderators for a growing number of recent video takedowns, strikes, and account restrictions taking place across a large cross-section of conservative channels.

YouTube announced the mod team last December, which is 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.

Google issued the following statement in response to the crackdown:

As 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.”

Some of the banned accounts include:

Anti-School, Bombard’s Body LanguageCharltonCharles WaltonDefangoDustin NemosDavid SeamanDestroying The IllusionRon JohnsonRichie Allen, and Titus Frost.

Those who were issued strikes, partial bans, or temporary suspensions include According to Joe, Blackstone Intelligence, BakedAlaska, InfoWars, Jerome Corsi, Military Arms Channel, and MrLTavern, among many others. –The Outline

Over 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’ politics. And 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.

 

Meanwhile, the Daily Caller reveals 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.

The 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.”

The 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.” –DC

YouTube 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.

“We 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,”-YouTube Spokesperson

Another “trusted flagger” partner we reported about last year 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.

 

Gun control

As ZeroHedge reports, YouTube’s 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.

Hogg 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.

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 on Ellen to advocate for gun control have all been given “blue checks” by the platform.

YouTube also came under fire last week for promoting a clip of Hogg which fueled the “crisis actor” debate, featuring an exchange between 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.

After the lifeguard scuffle briefly became YouTube’s No. 1 trending video, it was removed under their harassment and bullying policy and apologized for helping to fuel the “crisis actor” theory.

YouTube’s 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.

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8 comments

  1. duuuuude

    How do you spell Class Action lawsuit…

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  2. joyous__ending

    Liberal censorship is dominant on the web and a big problem. I post comments on all sorts of issue cites, very common to get moderator bumped for simple disagreement on places such as WashingtonPost, even worse on some very liberal sites, during the 2017 election Facebook kept terminating my account. Only once in the past 10 years can I recall being deleted off a conservative site.

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  3. sarcrilege

    This goes to show that filthy marxists and left leaning people are intolerant, bigoted, biased, violent, unreasonable and hateful because their belief and ideas and “truths” are so fragile they fall apart as soon as light is shined on them.

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  4. sarcrilege

    The vid linked to below was also scrubbed from YouTube. Are there still any retarded snowflakes here that think Parkland shooting was for realz? Never forget, (((they))) and their dual-shitizen Israel first (((accomplices))) in USG got away with 9/11 – killing unarmed high school kids is just another target practice for these filthy (((cowards))), i.e. Mossad, foreign terrorists. But hey, let’s send Israel billions and billions of $$$ of “aid” so these (((cowards))) can kill more american civilians. When will enough be enough?
    https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f0e_1519577797

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  5. one-eighty

    Conservatives control all three branches of the federal government plus the majority of state governments,
    but,
    WAAH WAAH WAAH THEY ARE TRYING TO CENSOR US, THEY ARE TRYING TO KILL US OFF, EVERYBODY’S AGAINST US . WAAH

    Jesus H Christ. Are you really that gullible and stupid?

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  6. moonshot

    We’re sorry, these new guys in our censorship team are not very good at hiding their anti-conservative bias. Not to worry, we will get better at hiding it in time and the flaw in the matrix will be smoothed over.

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  7. traderconfessions
    traderconfessions

    What are you losers going to do now that the cost of tin foil hats will be rising? Keep on winning boys.

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  8. John Louer

    Best wat to deal with them is to send them hard snail mail. When it builds up in bag afer bag of complaints, the CEO will be alerted. Half the time, they don’t even know what their managers and deparatments are doing. To much delegation of authroity, and it runs rampant along party and belief lines. Address all corespondence to the CEO, and send a ton of it.

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