YouTube's New Moderators Mistakenly Pull Right-Wing Channels

in informationwar •  last year

YouTube’s new moderators, brought in to spot fake, misleading and extreme videos, stumbled in one of their first major tests, mistakenly removing some clips and channels in the midst of a nationwide debate on gun control.

The Google division said in December it would assign more than 10,000 people to moderate content after a year of scandals over fake and inappropriate content on the world’s largest video site.

In the wake of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, some YouTube moderators mistakenly removed several videos and some channels from right-wing, pro-gun video producers and outlets.

Some YouTube channels recently complained about their accounts being pulled entirely. On Wednesday, the Outline highlighted accounts, including Titus Frost, that were banned from the video site. Frost tweeted on Wednesday that a survivor of the shooting, David Hogg, is an actor. Jerome Corsi of right-wing conspiracy website Infowars said on Tuesday that YouTube had taken down one of his videos and disabled his live stream.

I'm calling this article out as fakenews and complete bullshit!

This was no mistake. They did the same shit to Jsnip4's channel when he brought up inconsistency in the Las Vegas shooting. They gave him two strikes right away and he was forces to take down all his videos. Sound familiar? Same shit they are doing to people today.

They don't need 10,000 moderator either that's just a way to pass on the blame. With their new closed captioning for live steams it means they have the technology to know every word you say the minute you upload that video or live steam. So all they have to do is run what you say through a computer algorithm and it will automatically put a strike against any video that fails the algorithm check. Make no mistake about it this was just a test run for the day when they decide to drop the hammer officially and censor everything on the internet.

Military Arms Channel also received two strikes and was forces to remove videos. I think because he was making fun of the proposed bump stock ban in one of his videos by showing people how easy it is to bump fire an AK47 without one of these stocks.

All these folks that got strikes against them will be back up and running like nothing happened and months later we'll have another mass shooting and Youtube will be censoring these folks again. Hopefully we can convince some of them to create Steemit accounts now so when that time comes they will be ready to switch over to Dtube and never look back at Youtube again.


-Military Arms Channel was shutdown for a a few days. Looks like all the videos are back up right now.


-REALIST NEWS - breaking news my account has been completely restored with zero strikes - Oct 18th 2017

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-28/youtube-s-new-moderators-mistakenly-pull-right-wing-channels

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They're doing it on purpose, and that's why I'm moving to Dtube.

Looks like "mistake" has crossed into newspeak territory

They (youtube) have shown their true colors. Facebook and Twitter have too. Hopefully many will reassess and see what is happening here. Youtube has them by the balls.
On David Knight's show yesterday, Corsi even mentioned people moving to new platforms. A couple of people called into Mike Rivero show talking about Steemit and Dtube too!
Changing platforms does force them to move into the crypto world, blockchain world, and learn new things. I am hoping a lot of people will wake up because of this most recent purge.
I find myself scanning youtube for vids that might get deleted and mirroring them over here so they can be saved.
Thanks for the article!
Have a great day!

I don't really post anything that could be construed as controversial as far as videos go but I've been looking for alternatives since Youtube changed their partner requirements. Mostly I've been using daily motion. I'll upload to Dtube also but for me that only works about 50% of the time (if I'm lucky) and my understanding is that it is not permanent anyway.

Trump made a phone call... :D @wakeupnd
but all the channels are being restored, right?

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Not all of them. Dr. Corsi's channel is gone.

https://twitter.com/jerome_corsi/status/969357417678016512

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jerome_corsi Jerome Corsi tweeted @ 01 Mar 2018 - 23:43 UTC

Look like YouTube took the money - closed the account - nobody at YouTube to contact -- no explanation -- just canc… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Disclaimer: I am just a bot trying to be helpful.

Another fan of JSnip's -- cool :)

Mistakenly?

I REALLY support dtube, but they are not ready to take over youtube yet. I agree with the sentiment, but for uploading stuff, youtube is still just far quicker and more reliable for me.
That said, ... Yeah, accident my ass. When that bull broke into my pasture and knocked up my cows saving me close to $300 in Vet AI services, I "accidentally" forgot to call the owner for a couple days too.

(((mistakenly)))

Support freedom, not YouTube!

My thoughts cannot be censored.

honestly its such a shame. I really like MAC and I tweeted at him to come to dtube and steemit as a failsafe. I really would like them to so the censors can't touch them