Thursday, March 4, 2021

Tag: When It Comes to Censorship

When It Comes to Censorship, YouTube Is An UnEqual Applier Of Its TOS


by Tim Brown, Freedom Outpost:

Many conservatives, as well as liberal sites and videos have been censored by social media giants like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, including this one.

They randomly apply their terms of service, but not fairly.  In fact, it almost seems that in some cases, they are directly targeting the content provider rather than the content itself.

Take a look at this short video from h3h3 Productions to see just how YouTube does not apply it’s TOS to everyone.

WARNING: There is some language that will be offensive to some, but the point made is right on.

The guy in the video points out the one YouTuber posted a video in which the money brought in from the video about the Las Vegas shooting would go to charity.  How did YouTube respond?

“It’s not suitable for advertisers.”

“We ♥ what you’re doing to help, but no matter the intent, our policy is to not run ads on videos about tragedies,” tweeted YouTube.

Yet, aren’t those same advertisers supporting 24/7 coverage of that same shooting on cable and over the air channels covering the news?  Why yes, yes they are.

Still, h3h3 pointed to Jimmy Kimmel, who also produced a video on the Las Vegas shooting and monetized it.

So, they were called out on it.  H3h3 asks, if it’s not the policy of YouTube to run ads on videos about tragedies, then how do they explain monetizing Kimmel’s video, which h3h3 agrees with?

This is the video he pointed to.

This video had ads from GMC and the new Blade Runner movie.

Of course, while sometimes I do find Jimmy Kimmel hilarious, he’s just plain wrong in his commentary.  Of course, he’ll never have me on his show to demonstrate how wrong he actually is though.

H3h3 also points out how YouTube manipulates the trending.

Not only do they violate their own policies, but they pick and choose winners and losers.

It’s called “selective enforcement.”

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