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No matter which part of the political spectrum you may find yourself on, this is an indication of the outright censorship YouTube is committing. Joy Villa's song was removed from YouTube because of a supposed complaint. YouTube will not release who the complaint was from or what the grounds for the complaint were. Joy Villa is not the only person who's content has been removed from YouTube, and this is a great example of the censorship YouTube is committing.

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Here's the link to Joy Villa's twitter post and live feed happening today: https://twitter.com/Joy_Villa/status/902451355415060480

Regardless of your political views, in her song "Make America Great Again," Joy Villa communicates a message which represents an idea of social change, and called it "a love song for America." Even though she has reposted the video, she's been given a time limit to take it down.

Now obviously Joy Villa stands for something and she's very open about that, but regardless of what political views we may hold, shouldn't we all have the freedom of speech to express those views?

This is not a political post, nor am I expressing any of my own political views on any current events. The point of this post is to bring to light the censorship that YouTube is currently undergoing on many artists, and the fact that it abuses our individual human rights to freedom of speech.

See the music video here which was reposted on youtube after the take down.

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I am not a big Joy Villa fan, but she deserves a place on social media just like everyone else.

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Exactly! Thanks for checking this out :)

Why are people surprised or shocked by this censorship? Do people seriously believe that things such as YouTube and Facebook are free public services that you have right to?

They are corporate entities set up for one sole purpose - profit.

If suppressing certain political or social outlooks will benefit their chosen political affiliations that have promised to enable them with greater profits, then of course they will do it.

Follow the money trail and you will get your answers.

Don't waster your time or energy on outrage, and invest it in alternative platforms such as Steemit or DTube. That is how you make the greatest change.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster

Ridiculous that this was censored. They took the You out of Youtube.

Joy_Villa Joy Villa tweeted @ 29 Aug 2017 - 08:42 UTC

I'll be LIVE today 3:30a pst/6:30a est on @DocThompsonShow talking about my YouTube censorship! 🚫😳🎼🇺🇸❤️🙏🏽
@TheBlazetwitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Right...!!

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thanks for checking it out @nomanijaz!

Yes everyone should be free to express their viewpoints. Hopefully Steemit can capitalize on this. More and more Youtubers should join here!

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Couldn't agree more @drewley! Thanks for stopping by :)

Great idea, honey! I fully share your view on the situation! We need our own platform for video! YuTube is a dark side! However, DTube works very badly. I can not upload anything there! 😘😗😙😚🤗🤗🤗

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I've been having trouble uploading on Dtube as well. Thought it was just my internet connection hmm... Well I hope it gets resolved soon. Thanks for stopping by @creadordelfuturo! Really appreciate the feedback :)

But YouTube rolled out a new logo man! And vertical videos... Hopefully people don't notice 1984 happening.

Meanwhile this is just fine.

YT logic:

  • A woman supporting her president in a song? Racist cunt!
  • ISIS promoting the formation of a world caliphate through violence? A-ok!

Mind you, I don't think either song should be taken down, but if you're gonna moral grandstand, at least do it against the real cunts of the world.

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You only have to look as far as who the tech giants, Google (YouTube), Facebook, ect. supported in the last election to understand why they are censoring. Content posted to their own networks enabled the opposition to win and their chosen candidate to lose.

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I know, I'm posting stuff against Google on my blog :)
In my view, they can like whichever candidate they want, just don't censor the people that support the other, they have the right to their own opinion, as much as tech giants do. But I guess we can't have that, now can we?
For the record, I assume you're talking about Trump, who I think is not presidential material, but sure as hell better than that corrupt murderous cunt, Shillary. And I've grown to support the guy purely because of the constant, baseless hit-pieces against him.

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No you can't have your opinion on these networks... because they are commercially owned and are not a public service.

I'm no fan of Facebook or Google, but it is their own right to choose what is their network, as much as it is your right to choose to use it or not. Each and everyone of use who use their services signed and agreed to their terms and conditions before we started. We were told up front that they reserve the right to censor. And now they are.

So, the answer is simply to forget them and move other platforms like this one.

But the problem is, some people have unwisely invested so much time and energy into one platform, one that they do not own, have no legal rights to, and their online presence collapses if that one network censors them.

I have my content across multiple social networks. My online presence will not disappear if one network chooses to censor me.

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I get what you're saying, but Google basically is the internet these days. They're so big, they're not just a private entity. If you're not on Google search, than you almost don't exist.

So while I love Steemit, let's face it, it's a tiny speck. And the ToS of those companies are so damn vague, that anything and everything can be censored regardless. Not to mention that now YT can just put your stuff in limbo even if you don't break their ToS. So that contract you signed into, well it's useless now.

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Seriously think about it. If you are a YouTuber, and that is your main bread and butter, that's nuts! It is like a bakery relying upon one customer who resells your bread.

Always, always on any social network, one must try to convert their followers into subscribers on your own mailing list, otherwise they are not your own. Period. That is how FB manages to cheat people with their shite advertising. You have no direct access to your own fans.

So, even here on Steemit, people should be building their own mailing lists. At the end of every post I make here, I add a call to action, inviting people to subscribe to my mailing list.

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Sure, but that requires a domain, again, centralised by Google and the like. And they have already shut down sites as they didn't agree with their views. I for harbour no sympathies for those retarded nazis, but, same as the retarded commies, they have the right to speak.

In my opinion, decentralisation is good, but so is some moderate regulation, but not on thoughts. And social media, should be like a utility, like a public square. Everybody should be allowed to say whatever, as long as it's not blatant plagiarism or direct calls to violence.

Big corporations are no different than big government, but the latter can be voted out of office. The same cannot be said about businesses so large that they practically control public opinion.

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And the way business is controlled is by not using their business. You vote for business is with your attention and dollars.

The likes of Google and Facebook are not almighty gods of eternity. Remember MySpace? It was once the king of social media. Where is it today?

The only reason Google and Facebook have so much power is because we gave it to them, by participating. It can easily be taken away by putting your time and energy elsewhere, as what happened to MySpace.

No empire lasts forever. All one day returns to dust.

100% agree! I was just having a convo last night with some friends about the homogenization that is born out of censorship...so gross. Great post, thanks for sharing!

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Thanks @lisamodular! Couldn't agree more :)