YouTube Will Censor Non-Rulebreaking Content, Manipulate Search Results, And Work With ADL – Breitbart News

Posted By on August 2, 2017

According to a post on YouTubes official blog, videos will now be subject to the rule of the mob. If enough users flag a video as hate speech or violent extremism, YouTube may impose restrictions on the content even if it breaks none of the platforms rules.

Well soon be applying tougher treatment to videos that arent 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 dont 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, wont be recommended, wont be monetized, and wont have key features including comments, suggested videos, and likes.

YouTubehas also rolled out a trusted flagger program, in which 15 expert NGOs and institutions to help them identify hate speech and extremism on their platform.

Among these organizations are the No Hate Speech Movement, a left-wing project pushed by the Council of Europe, as well as the Anti-Defamation League, an organization whose presidenthas been accused of manufacturing outrage by the World Jewish Congress.

YouTube is also planning to artificially alter its search results so that searches for sensitive topics on YouTube no longer return the most popular videos, but a playlist of curated YouTube videos that directly confront and debunk violent extremist messages.

The platform also plans to artificially promote videos created via its Creators for Change program, which, in YouTubes words, features creators who are using their voices and creativity to speak out against hate speech, xenophobia and extremism.

Weve started rolling out features from Jigsaws Redirect Method to YouTube. When people search for sensitive keywords on YouTube, they will be redirected towards a playlist of curated YouTube videos that directly confront and debunk violent extremist messages. We also continue to amplify YouTube voices speaking out against hate and radicalization through our YouTube Creators for Change program. Just last week, the U.K. chapter of Creators for Change, Internet Citizens, hosted a two-day workshop for 13-18 year-olds to help them find a positive sense of belonging online and learn skills on how to participate safely and responsibly on the internet.

YouTube framed its blog post around fighting terror content, yet their announcement also strays into areas that have nothing to do with fighting terrorism, like the companys diversity efforts. The blog post boasts about YouTubes involvement with the Creators for Change workshop in which creators teamed up with Indonesias Maarif Institute to teach young people about the importance of diversity, pluralism, and tolerance.

A final note: YouTubes Creators for Change program is filled with progressives who, in YouTubes words, are tackling social issues and promoting awareness, tolerance and empathy on their YouTube channels. YetLaci Green,MTVs famous feminist sex educator, one of Time Magazines 30 most influential people on the internet, and one of the most successful feministson YouTube is nowhere to be found.

Really makes you think!

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