YouTube Restricts More Content Without Transparency Through AI

TechWatch
September 23rd, 2020 4:03 PM

YouTube has modified its policies and will begin using machine-learning to automatically apply age-restrictions. This will require users to verify their age before viewing flagged content and has also changed how that content is identified. Furthermore, when viewers discover age-restricted content on third-party websites, they will now be required to login to YouTube and verify their age…

YouTube Found AI System Over-Censored, Brings Back Humans

TechWatch
September 21st, 2020 5:26 PM

YouTube said it would revert back to using more human moderators to police speech across its platform after automation censored too much. The slated changes came after YouTube admitted to removing “the most videos we've ever removed in a single quarter.”

YouTube Censors Hoover Institute Doc for Contradicting COVID Narrative

TechWatch
September 15th, 2020 5:35 PM

Only some experts are allowed to comment, apparently. That much was made clear when YouTube censored White House presidential advisor and Dr. Scott Atlas, M.D, for going against the World Health Organization’s narrative. “YouTube has yanked down a video produced by Stanford University's Hoover Institute featuring public health expert Dr. Scott Atlas, M.D., because it ‘contradicts the…

Google and YouTube Censored Ad Promoting Christianity in America

TechWatch
August 28th, 2020 5:04 PM

It seems ads promoting religion in America are just too “sensitive” for Google and YouTube to handle. A trailer for the upcoming documentary "America! America! God Shed His Grace on Thee!" was removed several times from Google and YouTube advertising. Centennial Institute, a part of Colorado Christian University (CCU), had bought ad space for the video and worked with Google to ensure that…

YouTube AI Censors Twice as Many Videos in Second Quarter

TechWatch
August 26th, 2020 3:03 PM

When faced with the choice earlier this year, YouTube chose to censor more content on its platform during its second quarter than it had in any previous quarter.


YouTube reported that it removed twice as many videos in its second quarter than its first after sending its content moderators home during the COVID-19 shutdowns earlier this year in its…

Finally! YouTube Drops Ad Restrictions Against Steven Crowder

TechWatch
August 14th, 2020 3:19 PM

It’s a win for free speech. Conservative comedian and political commentator Steven Crowder will once again be allowed to draw ad revenue on his YouTube channel. YouTube lifted the restrictions against Crowder on August 12, more than a year after he was originally demonetized.

GOP Reps Unmask Big Tech CEOs Who Claim Proud to Be American

TechWatch
July 29th, 2020 7:37 PM

Big Tech companies claim to represent American values, but their business practices say otherwise.  The CEOs of these companies declared that they were American, but then had to deal with numerous examples that undermined that patriotic claim.

We Demand Answers! What Congress Should Ask Big Tech CEOs

TechWatch
July 29th, 2020 10:44 AM

Four prominent Big Tech CEOs are set to appear before a congressional subcommittee today, and we demand answers! The CEOs of four of America’s largest Big Tech companies, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the House Committee on the Judiciary’s Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law…

MRC’s Bozell Blasts Big Tech ‘Gestapo’ for Censoring Trump, Trump Jr.

TechWatch
July 28th, 2020 12:11 PM

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube all worked in concert to mass censor material from President Donald Trump, his son, Donald Trump Jr., and a Facebook event hosted by the Tea Party Patriots that involved doctors discussing COVID-19. Yet these tech companies are about to be grilled in Congress on July 29 at an antitrust hearing. 

YouTube Removes Montage of Racial Violence After Mark Dice Tweets It

TechWatch
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

TechWatch
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

TechWatch
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?