YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki's new "harassment policy" bans "malicious insults" against "public officials" who are members of a "protected" class.
From YouTube, "An update to our harassment policy":
A stronger stance against threats and personal attacksAs always, we know *certain exceptions* will apply!
We’ve always removed videos that explicitly threaten someone, reveal confidential personal information, or encourage people to harass someone else. Moving forward, our policies will go a step further and not only prohibit explicit threats, but also veiled or implied threats. This includes content simulating violence toward an individual or language suggesting physical violence may occur. No individual should be subject to harassment that suggests violence.
Beyond threatening someone, there is also demeaning language that goes too far. To establish a consistent criteria for what type of content is not allowed on YouTube, we’re building upon the framework we use for our hate speech policy. We will no longer allow content that maliciously insults someone based on protected attributes such as their race, gender expression, or sexual orientation. This applies to everyone, from private individuals, to YouTube creators, to public officials.
YouTube also announced their plan to mass censor comments they deem "toxic":
We know that the comment section is an important place for fans to engage with creators and each other. At the same time, we heard feedback that comments are often where creators and viewers encounter harassment. This behavior not only impacts the person targeted by the harassment, but can also have a chilling effect on the entire conversation.Earlier this year, YouTube also bragged about artificially boosting "authoritative" content from media outlets which lied about Iraq having WMDs to con America into war, lied about Russian collusion, lied about Syrian gas attacks as a pretext for war and ran fake videos purportedly from Syria and the like.
To combat this we remove comments that clearly violate our policies – over 16 million in the third quarter of this year, specifically due to harassment.The policy updates we’ve outlined above will also apply to comments, so we expect this number to increase in future quarters.
Beyond comments that we remove, we also empower creators to further shape the conversation on their channels and have a variety of tools that help. When we're not sure a comment violates our policies, but it seems potentially inappropriate, we give creators the option to review it before it's posted on their channel. Results among early adopters were promising – channels that enabled the feature saw a 75% reduction in user flags on comments. Earlier this year, we began to turn this setting on by default for most creators.
We’ve continued to fine tune our systems to make sure we catch truly toxic comments, not just anything that’s negative or critical, and feedback from creators has been positive. Last week we began turning this feature on by default for YouTube’s largest channels with the site’s most active comment sections and will roll out to most channels by the end of the year. To be clear, creators can opt-out, and if they choose to leave the feature enabled they still have ultimate control over which held comments can appear on their videos. Alternatively, creators can also ignore held comments altogether if they prefer.
All of these updates represent another step towards making sure we protect the YouTube community.
Reducing borderline content and raising up authoritative voicesEverything they're saying is a total lie. This is purely about suppressing content the Anti-Defamation League doesn't like and propping up legacy fake news media outlets so they can more efficiently lie to the public to con them into wars and shut down all critics of prog-globalism.
In addition to removing videos that violate our policies, we also want to reduce the spread of content that comes right up to the line. In January, we piloted an update of our systems in the U.S. to limit recommendations of borderline content and harmful misinformation, such as videos promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness, or claiming the earth is flat. We’re looking to bring this updated system to more countries by the end of 2019. Thanks to this change, watch time that this type of content gets from recommendations has dropped by over 50% in the U.S. Our systems are also getting smarter about what types of videos should get this treatment, and we’ll be able to apply it to even more borderline videos moving forward. As we do this, we’ll also start raising up more authoritative content in recommendations, building on the changes we made to news last year. For example, if a user is watching a video that comes close to violating our policies, our systems may include more videos from authoritative sources (like top news channels) in the "watch next" panel.
It must also be noted that today President Trump signed an executive order aimed at suppressing criticism of Israel which effectively makes Jews on college campuses a "protected class."
Don't fret too much about it, all this censorship is a sign of desperation and it's all going to backfire.
Embrace becoming an early adopter and create accounts on BitChute and other alt tech platforms like Telegram, DLive, Minds, Voat, Gab and so on.
Stay on all the major Big Tech platforms until you're kicked off, speak in code to get around their censors and create a new channel/account if your current one is deleted.
Related: YouTube Purged Over 100k Videos And 17k Channels For 'Hate Speech' In 3 Mos., Deleted 500m Comments
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