A few months ago i stumbled upon independent investigators videos regarding this here on Steemit and other social media. Their work as been showing fundamental.
#pizzagate, #pedogate are showing us that pedophiles actually are all around us in TV, movies, music industry, politics (and getting away with it) there is a dangerous phenomenon associated with youtube.
This is about the exploitation and abuse of children running on Youtube in a viral way that no one seems to be controling.
This is about the failure of Youtube to respond to this.
#elsagate is an hashtag created to raise attention to videos that started come up with cartoons with absurd, explicit and violent content for babies and children.
Yes for children and babies so hopefully this will get your attention on this.
It seems that someone started this as early as 2011 but now it has gone viral, these people are using keywords and recurring themes that parents and children would search such has superheroes, and disney characters (elsa, mickey, joker).
This has evolved to 3D animations and live action videos, with usually a couple and a baby or just a couple.
(Read my article before opening any videos if you haven't)
First these people and machines (artificial inteligent algoritms for content creation in this case, video) relied on primitive or aparently simple cartoon videos, that had lots of colours, click bait tittles and characters that catch the attention of children.
This refers to videos to are using full blown MK-Ultra kind of programming, mind control techniques, repetitive patterns and trauma (involving blood and/or violence).
I'm not overreacting, if you see it for yourself you will be at least slightly disturbed after a few minutes. The amount of damage to a children's brain just by watching one hour of this is quite scary.
Why would a children watch an hour of this ? Well children are often left unattended in front of a screen (even more now with smart TV's).
After this their "algoritm" takes over Youtube, so it ends up auto-playing for as long as days or weeks if you don't stop it.
Yes, there is enough content for this, new videos are always pouring in, new channels popping up everyday with new names.
This quickly got to a point where some might be earning 10's of thousands of dollars a day on this !
These people (in the live action videos) seem to have some sort of sponsorship or some interest in promoting some actual trademarked brands such as chips or soda.
A couple has been identified related to other social media, promoting beauty products and other types of social media marketing.
But it continues and it goes far more than one or two persons responsible for this, people are reporting many ads while the video is playing so it is being highly monetized.
It went as far as having to explain the phenomenon to a mother in a local coffee shop, it only took 2 minutes to a 7 year old little girl ended up with this after picking up a smartphone.
This videos act as a virus almost, "contaminating" the cookies on devices and routers and quickly spreading to other children, this is especially true in big cities or big gatherings of people (as shopping malls, etc).
Some people on reddit also report this appearing in Youtube Kids section.
I won't link any one of the "originals", but i will leave some of people investigating it that might contain excerpts.
I actually do NOT advise you to see the originals, but if you really want to just search for elsa or spiderman on youtube...
In a section of reddit where "the suspension of disbelief" is encouraged where original horror stories posted might or not be true someone posted a text,
i found this post while browsing https://www.reddit.com/r/ElsaGate/ which ends up summarizing the common points of this videos and their effects without having to watch them.
According to the author it was reported to the authorities, i will just quote the summary of the videos, you can skip to the full story:
"A group of perverts are targeting kids on YouTube. I used to work for them."
The more I watched, the deeper the rabbit hole seemed to go. These videos are constantly removed, re-named, and re-uploaded, over and over and over. After watching about a hundred of these videos, I found that they all shared certain similarities, and can be divided into recurring themes. By Intergalactic NoSleep Law, I’m not allowed to link the videos or mention the YouTube channel names, but if you want to find these videos for yourself, simply type “Elsagate” into YouTube and you will see for yourself. WARNING: the cartoon videos are disturbing, and the live-action ones are outright depraved. I consider some of them to be actual child abuse.
The themes I’ve identified are as follows:
Some of the videos show characters stealing alcohol and hurting each other. One shows child-versions of Mickey Mouse getting drunk on their dad’s beer and then one of them splits his head open. This same video has been re-skinned over and over with Elsa and Spiderman, Paw Patrol, and Minions. Getting drunk and hurting yourself is ubiquitous in these videos. Also, burning yourself on a stove or getting sucked into an escalator are common. Accidental injury is the driving plot device. Search “Elsa drunk hurt head” or “Mickey drunk hurt head.” It works with Spiderman, Hulk, etc.
The phobia of spiders and insects is another common theme. I found a video showing Minions covering themselves in disgusting-looking bugs. The end of the video depicts a man drinking a bottle of urine, which I’ll discuss below. Another video shows Elsa, Spiderman, and the Hulk all being swarmed by insects. Sometimes they require hospitalization and surgery because of the bugs. The characters always react with horror to bugs, and the bugs always injure them. Search terms include “Mickey insects” or “Elsa insects gross.”
Drinking from toilets, eating poop, drinking urine, and smearing feces on people’s faces is another theme commonly portrayed in these videos. Many of them are live-action, with real actors dressed in costumes that target the attention of children. In one video, Spiderman and Elsa drink from toilets, and also find insects in one. In another, Venom buries Elsa alive and shits on her head. Another shows the Joker feeding excrement to Elsa and Spiderman. Any of the character names with the word “poop” or “toilet” will return these videos.
Extreme medical violence and the phobia of sharp objects is yet another theme you’ll find in these videos: children cutting each other’s fingers off with razors; doctors forcing needles into children’s arms, eyes, and rectums; and gory surgery are all present. In one, Hulk crushes Elsa’s bones and she requires injections. In another, Hulk gets needles shoved into his face and has his eyes pulled out with tweezers. In that same video, Spiderman throws sand in a child’s eye, and the child requires injections in said eye. Spiderman later gets sick from eating bad food and requires needles to be shoved into his body in multiple places. Search terms include “Hulk eye injection,” “Elsa surgery,” or “Spiderman/Elsa sick.”
Pregnancy is frequently depicted as a curable illness. Unsurprisingly, the cure is an abortifacient injected directly into the woman’s stomach. The worst video I found depicts tummy-aches, illness, and pregnancy in a very blended way, all of which require the use of needles to “cure.” In another live-action video with real people, an evil doctor chases pregnant children around with a giant needle while they scream and cry. Many of the pregnant women give birth to insects, or to logs of shit. Search terms include “Elsa pregnant surgery” and “Elsa pregnant injection.” Really any of these cartoon names with “pregnant” works.
The helplessness of children to protect themselves from adults is a popular theme, especially in the live-acted videos. In many of them, a very large adult man dressed as Hulk grabs children by their necks, holds them to the ground, rubs his ass all over their faces, or otherwise beats them up. Search terms include ”bad hulk superhero battle.” It gets worse and worse the more you follow the video trail. There are also tons of videos of toddler-aged girls being kidnapped and tied down by adult men, depicted in a playful manner. Many of the men are wearing frightening Halloween masks. The children are often crying and are not having fun at all. Some appear in pain. So many of these have been reported/taken down by YouTube that now the channel has converted all video titles to Russian, and they cannot be searched in English. This is the sickest channel I found, and the point where I completely stopped watching.
Sexualization of children and depiction of pregnant children as a good thing: Many of the “Elsagate” videos depict children in an arguably sexual light. The most popular channel with this kind of content stars two young Asian girls, and has three million subscribers. Many of the videos depict butt-shaking, “playing doctor,” and fake-vomiting. Others show girls and even boys celebrating their own pregnancies. I won’t even provide search terms for these. Just don’t.
It took me a while, and a bit of research, to pick up on the purpose of these videos. At face value, they’re all a bunch of psychotic nonsense. But when I started to see how they all mimic each other and build on each other, I realized that they must have a grand purpose:
-The fact that there are thousands of these videos, but they all cover the same seven topics, screams conditioning. The creators of these videos are banking on the probability that if kids watch enough of the videos, they’ll be saturated with two or three ideas: Hit your friends. Blood is funny. Poop is for eating. When an adult gets on top of you, don’t fight back.
-The fact that violence and sex are such recurrent themes tells me that the creators want to normalize them. They want kids to be desensitized to sex and violence. Maybe even curious about them.
-The comments in the videos reveal that a lot of the viewers are adults, and fetishists. Perverts. They really, really enjoy the videos of kids being kidnapped and tied up. They beg for more, and offer to support via crowdfunding.
In short, these videos are designed to groom children, and to satisfy perverts.
This article outlines the comments that are being splatted on children videos, even other kinds of videos with children.
The comments below most of these videos are particularly disturbing. A lot of them are written by individuals who are, clearly, not afraid to out themselves as pedophiles. On the other hand, many of these comments contain what some believe to be encrypted messages. Seemingly an incoherent mess of symbols, emojis and letters, these comments are thought by some to be encrypted, coded communication between pedophiles. Whether that is the truth or not, we do not know yet. No one has cracked the code, if there is a code to crack.
Those who oppose the “coded communication” theory, claim these comments are written by software – bots which are meant to boost a video’s ranking in YouTube’s search engine. Others think this is small children typing random letters as they watch these videos on their parents’ smartphones and tablets.
You can search about this and hopefully discuss it on any platform (including steemit), and spread awareness in your comunity / family.
Hopefully it will come to a stop soon, until then...