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YouTube Punishes Steven Crowder for Homophobic Speech, a Confused Approach to an Unsolvable Problem [reason.com]
YouTube just banned supremacist content, and thousands of channels are about to be removed [www.theverge.com]
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Importantly, YouTube is also changing its recommendation engine to display “authoritative sources” more prominently in more cases, such as when a user has watched a bunch of conspiracy theory videos in a row.— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) June 5, 2019
Any praise you may want to give YouTube for finally acting on this should be accompanied by the fact that they let this vile stuff flourish on their platform for seven years after the Sandy Hook shooting. They knew about it and let it exist until the backlash became untenable. https://t.co/iHZNy2bcEz— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) June 5, 2019
One of the weirdest things about this moment is the absolute insistence by conservatives that any action against racism or sexism or homophobia is also an action against conservative speech. It's like watching an own goal on constant loop.— nilay patel (@reckless) June 5, 2019
Unlike FB’s takedowns a few weeks ago, YouTube declined to share examples of high-profile creators whose channels would be banned under the new hate speech policy. So this may affect lesser-watched accounts, moreso than the million-plus subscriber channels.— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) June 5, 2019
Youtube claims that "We recognize some of this content has value to researchers and NGOs looking to understand hate in order to combat it, and we are exploring options to make it available to them in the future."https://t.co/7MdNpIE2n9 pic.twitter.com/1rKItT0Miy— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) June 5, 2019
More details: YouTube’s new policies will prohibit neo-Nazi videos, crisis actor stuff, and “videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion.” Changes are expected to hit thousands of channels and tens of thousands of videos.— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) June 5, 2019
New: YouTube is removing thousands of videos from white supremacists and tightening its hate speech policies.— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) June 5, 2019
At the same time, it is under fire for allowing a popular right-wing creator to harass @gaywonk.
Making rules is easier than enforcing them! https://t.co/PCtM5eGnjn
So YouTube TODAY decided to ban videos that praise Nazis and deny the Holocaust and Sandy Hook.— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) June 5, 2019
They let those videos on their platform until now, you ask? YEP.
Meanwhile, you should read @gaywonk to see what is really going on on YouTube. https://t.co/Gh5iz5pB8j
One notable thing here is that YouTube now considers survivors of mass tragedies, such as Sandy Hook and 9/11, a protected class. So videos denying that those events took place are now prohibited— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) June 5, 2019
Within minutes of @YouTube's announcement of a new purge it appears they caught my outlet, which documents activism and extremism, in the crossfire.— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) June 5, 2019
I was just notified my entire channel has been demonetized. I am a journalist whose work there is used in dozens of documentaries. pic.twitter.com/HscG2S4dWh
Does this mean most conservative religious content / figures that promote gender segregation will be banned? Orthodox Islam, Orthodox Judaism, hell the Vice President of the US and whatever brand of Christianity he follows?https://t.co/nJUom2X4X3 pic.twitter.com/9f7Bwe5goI— Muhammad Syed (PBUM) (@MoTheAtheist) June 5, 2019
(1/4) Thanks again for taking the time to share all of this information with us. We take allegations of harassment very seriously–we know this is important and impacts a lot of people.— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) June 4, 2019
Apparently, creating and implementing vague, arbitrary censorship standards on the fly in response to mob demands and then purging people en masse end up suppressing and punishing many voices that censorship advocates like. Who could have guessed this would happen? https://t.co/QQjUKR082h— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 6, 2019
Very illuminating thread on how social media censorship destroys the sustainability of independent media. @FordFischer's YouTube page was completely demonetized and a couple videos were removed, one of which was even used in an @PBS documentary https://t.co/g9u0uL0Mox— Alex Rubinstein (@RealAlexRubi) June 5, 2019
If hate and intolerance and white supremacy is a match, then @YouTube is lighter fluid. This policy announcement, while a step forward, is only the first step. Protection of civil rights must become an operational priority for YouTube to tackle the problem it has created. https://t.co/7uhr19G1nP— Rashad Robinson (@rashadrobinson) June 5, 2019
Indeed, the ban has already ensnared one undeserving account: Ford Fischer, an independent journalist and co-founder of News2Share. Fischer covers fringe political events, but he is not himself engaged in the kind of behavior YouTube has declared verboten. https://t.co/uiqqkz1DBN— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) June 6, 2019
My lukewarm take—which will satisfy no one!—is that Steven Crowder's remarks about Carlos Maza were pretty awful and *arguably* prohibited under YouTube's harassment policy, but trying to apply this broadly and fairly is just going to be impossible https://t.co/BO4oNEjRGt— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) June 6, 2019
Heartening move @YouTube.— Nina Schick (@NinaDSchick) June 6, 2019
Remember when the parents of the victims of Sandy Hook had to go into hiding bc Alex Jones claimed it was a hoax?
YouTubers will no longer be able to upload videos denying that these historical events happened.
Hi All, I'm back, and jumping in headfirst.— L 🌳 (@drawnoutofshape) June 5, 2019
Have you seen YouTube's new policy? I'm sure this will lead to bad things, but I want to use it for some good.
Please help me ban the male supremacist Turd Flinging Monkey (TFM) from YouTube.
@YouTube just banned supremacist content, and thousands of channels are about to be removed.— IamTheLackie (@iamthelackie) June 6, 2019
This is a start. “The move is likely to trigger panic among right-wing YouTube channels.” I hope they all get scared and retreat to their holes. https://t.co/YlR8b17KSp
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