by Matt Agorist, Activist Post:
In the past few weeks, YouTube has made an unprecedented move to censor political outlets which they claim promote hate speech or extremist content. However, as Julian Assange just pointed out, peaceful anti-war politicians like Ron Paul are also being snubbed out in the name of controlling the narrative.
When standing up against an illegal war with a message of peace and liberty becomes a censorable ‘offense’ it’s time to start paying attention.
To not be so blatant about their attempt to quash peaceful anti-war messages, YouTube is employing a form of soft censorship. Instead of simply deleting the videos—which has happened to the Free Thought Project on numerous occasions—YouTube is moving to slowly strangle alternative media through defunding their accounts, limiting their reach, and informing new viewers that the content may be offensive or extreme.
Through employing these various soft censorship techniques, YouTube is effectively manufacturing the narrative. When certain opinions are suppressed while others are promoted, this is a de facto form of social engineering.
The establishment must control the narrative in order to control the people. Once society begins to question the status quo, those in power risk losing their grip. Make no mistake, what we are witnessing on YouTube and Facebook right now is a move to silence the peaceful opposition. Sadly, social justice warriors and the PC police are cheering it on because their political enemies are also being silenced. These folks would do well to remember that their speech will be next.
As the Free Thought Project reported earlier this month, this censorship is not a partisan issue. Those on both the left and the right are watching as the tape is slowly placed over their proverbial digital mouths.
“This is political censorship of the worst sort; it’s just an excuse to suppress political viewpoints,” Robert Epstein, a former editor in chief of Psychology Today and noted expert on Google, told wsws.
Those who’ve been paying attention predicted this crackdown and watched it come to a head at the beginning of this month, when the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) applauded Google and YouTube for taking on hate speech and extremist content while having the ADL be the ones who decide what gets flagged.
It is no mistake that this crackdown is also coinciding with a massive push by the mainstream media to stoke divide among the people. If you watch the coverage of many of these protests and counterprotests, you may come to the conclusion that America is on the verge of a civil war.
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