YouTube Removes Montage of Racial Violence After Mark Dice Tweets It

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July 7th, 2020 4:27 PM

YouTube finds that a video showing crimes committed by African-Americans against white people goes against its community standards.

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Joe Rogan Mocks 'I Take Responsibility' Celebrity Video

June 20th, 2020 10:42 AM

Few things are as cringeworthy as the June 11 "I Take Responsibility" virtue signalling video featuring a number of  white celebrities featuring Sarah Paulson, Aaron Paul, Kesha, Bethany Joy Lenz, Kristen Bell, Justin Theroux, Debra Messing, Mark Duplass, Bryce Dallas Howard, Julianne Moore, Piper Perabo, Stanley Tucci, Ilana Glazer, and Aly Raisman. In the video the celebrities…

YouTube Censors Video of Regret from Man Warning Against Sex Change

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June 19th, 2020 4:05 PM

YouTube censored a formerly transgender person who revealed the hazards of sex change operations and how they should not be pushed on children. YouTube removed a video from The Heritage Foundation’s YouTube channel, citing its “hate speech policy,” according to The Federalist. Walt Heyer, who expressed regret for his own transgender years during a panel at the “Summit on Protecting…

YouTube Censors Comments About Violence at Black Lives Matter Protests

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June 15th, 2020 11:50 AM

YouTube users are reporting that any comments they make about violence at Black Lives Matter protests seem to disappear just seconds after they are posted. According to Reclaim the Net, a free speech tech website, using the phrase “Black Lives Matter violence” in a YouTube comment results in the instant removal of that comment.

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White Celebs Release New Cringey PSA: ‘I Take Responsibility’

Culture
June 12th, 2020 3:53 PM

Celebrities are at it again, virtue signaling their little hearts out for whatever left-wing cause is currently trendy. This time, it’s white celebs specifically who have come together to collectively “take responsibility” for … I dunno, systemic racism, I guess?

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WATCH: Actress Nicole Arbour Helps Save Deli Wrecked by Riots

Business
June 5th, 2020 3:13 PM

One actress decided to do some genuine good to help those who have suffered from the riots. The co-owner of The Valentine Deli Corp had recorded a now viral video showing the aftermath of the destruction done to her business. Her company had been crushed as a result of the riots and looting that took place in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Tech Mogul Says YouTube Deleted His Comments About Chinese Propaganda

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May 26th, 2020 3:15 PM
YouTube is blocked in China by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). But that doesn’t seem to stop the censorship of criticism about the CCP. According to Palmer Luckey, the founder of tech companies Oculus and Anduril, YouTube deleted his comments on its platform. He tweeted, “YouTube has deleted every comment I ever made about the Wumao ((五毛), an internet propaganda division of…

Joe Rogan Spurns YouTube, Picks $100M Exclusive Deal with Spotify

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May 20th, 2020 1:48 PM
While clips will be available on his YouTube channel, world-famous podcast host Joe Rogan is moving his massively popular and free talk show exclusively to the Spotify platform. “The Joe Rogan Experience, one of the most popular podcasts in the world, is coming to Spotify via a multi-year exclusive licensing deal,” Spotify announced in a May 19 announcement. The announcement…
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Does YouTube Consider CCP to Be an 'Authoritative Source?'

May 9th, 2020 10:00 AM
We already know that YouTube considers the World Health Organization to be an 'authoritative source' to the extent that it will remove (censor) videos that run counter to the views promoted that organization by labeling such videos as "misinformation." However, the real question should be does YouTube also consider the Chinese Communist Party as an "authoritative…

YouTube, Facebook, Twitter Censor Controversial Documentary

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May 8th, 2020 12:16 PM
The first half of the conspiracy documentary, Plandemic, was removed several times from YouTube, according to The Washington Post. Twitter and Facebook also made statements to other media outlets confirming that both platforms were suppressing hashtags and content related to the documentary. 
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YouTube Top Official Mocks Content Creators 'In Their Basement'

May 2nd, 2020 3:33 PM
Every YouTube employee should get down on their knees and thank the video creators, mostly working from home, for making that site an enormous success over the years. Instead, the attitude emanating from YouTube recently has been one of denigration and mockery of those same creators in favor of promoting mainstream media channels despite the fact that YouTube has grown primarily because viewers…

Tim Pool Trashes Tech for Treating Media Like CNN as ‘Authoritative'

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May 1st, 2020 5:27 PM
Independent journalist and YouTuber Tim Pool appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast in late April, and scorched Big Tech for holding the media as reliable alternatives. “You know what the problem is? This idea of approved truth, what YouTube calls ‘authoritative sources.’” He took shots at CNN figures like Chief Media Correspondent and Anchor of Reliable Sources Brian…

YouTube Launches Fact-Checking Panels for US Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

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April 29th, 2020 3:12 PM
YouTube’s fact-checking panels will now be launched in America after being tested in India. YouTube’s chief product officer Neal Mohan, was quoted in The Verge’s April 28 coverage explaining that “When users are searching on YouTube around a specific claim, we want to give an opportunity for those fact checks to show up right then and there, when our users are looking for…
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Tucker: YouTube ‘Officially Banned Dissent’ Deleting Medical Opinions

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April 29th, 2020 12:41 PM
A popular video featuring California emergency doctors Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi was taken down by YouTube for “violating YouTube’s terms of service.” Based on their own research, the hour-long conference asked, “Does this make sense? Are we following the science?”