Gay Patriot Header Image

Youtube/Google censorship: It’s real

Black Pigeon Speaks has the details.

YouTube Preview Image

By NO means do I agree with all of BPS’ positions or statements. To cite just one difference of many: he favors government-run health care (and I don’t).

But I have found that, even where I find his views silly, his videos are good-faith (if somewhat sarcastic) attempts to support his positions with science and facts. That Youtube (which means Google/Alphabet) would censor him – and other content creators who happen to be politically incorrect – while continuing to allow a ton of Islamist terrorist content, is disturbing.

It seems that 4chan pushed back with malware bots that generate fake ad traffic. The fake, extra traffic causes Google/Youtube to overcharge their advertisers, making trouble for everyone. I don’t endorse that tactic at all. Still, one can’t help but admire the goal: to remind Google/Youtube that they, too, depend greatly on the goodwill of others for their fragile existence.

Lots of people seem to be moving to BitChute and Vid.me. But I like the new YouTube: they’ve been letting me watch my favorite content ad-free (since the first step in the censoring the scapegoated content is “de-monetize” it).

Share

4 Comments

  1. To the Liberals, this is what you stand for:
    https://youtu.be/zYwQRedeOA0

    Comment by Sennacherib — August 30, 2017 @ 7:32 pm - August 30, 2017

  2. Jeff, I am distressed by Alphabet’s action to demonetize some content, many you tubers were making a decent amount of money providing alternative content.( Like Diamond and Silk) But I am at a loose as what to do about corporate virtue signaling. Maybe these new platforms will over take You Tube if they are true free speech zones. About red,does it cost anything? Thanks

    Comment by Matthew the Oilman — August 30, 2017 @ 9:15 pm - August 30, 2017

  3. Perhaps he’s confident that mass migration to other venues will actually be a reality. I would think that would only represent a minority, even with the most activist of Youtubers who talk a big game. Isn’t that the usual way of the world. He’s trying to cover his bases. Google is under attack again, being the giant roaming cash cow that it is. It backtracks, moves forward, depending upon what the most censorious of countries require at any given moment, not realizing that they will be left in the dirt & that Google knows its own business model.

    Comment by Hanover — August 30, 2017 @ 9:49 pm - August 30, 2017

  4. “But I like the new YouTube: they’ve been letting me watch my favorite content ad-free…” I use the Opera browser with the Magic Actions for You Tube extension which blocks ALL ads on You Tube! Even the VEVO videos have no commercials. This extension is also available for Google Chrome spyware browser.

    Comment by b0yzero — August 31, 2017 @ 4:11 am - August 31, 2017

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.