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Monday, March 24, 2014

The Thought Police Now Censor YouTube

Think only "approved" thoughts 
  • In an alliance with Big Brother, YouTube has given government agencies and police the power to be "Super Flaggers" and remove content from the site.
  • Benito Mussolini was right:  "Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power."

YouTube has a team of staffers to review videos 24 hours a day seven days a week, but inappropriate content still slips onto the site. So, it appears Google is relying on an army of "super flaggers" to help pinpoint videos that violate its community guidelines.

Around 200 people and organizations have been given this flagging super power, according to The Wall Street Journal. Among this elite group is the British police unit, according to the Financial Times.

The news sparked concern that Google lets the government censor videos that it doesn’t like, and prompted Google to disclose more details about the program. Any user can ask for a video to reviewed. Participants in the super flagger program, begun as a pilot in 2012, can seek reviews of 20 videos at once.

According to the Journal, 90 percent of the videos flagged by these people get pulled from the site or restricted to only adult users -- this is a far higher pull rate than videos flagged by the average YouTube user reports Cnet.

YouTube doesn't allow for sex and nudity, hate speech, copyright infringement, and a slew of other "violating" actions. According to its community guidelines, "predatory behavior, stalking, threats, harassment, intimidation, invading privacy, revealing other people's personal information, and inciting others to commit violent acts" are taken very seriously and could lead to someone being permanently banned from the site.

"We have a zero-tolerance policy on YouTube towards content that incites violence," YouTube told the Financial Times. "Our community guidelines prohibit such content and our review teams respond to flagged videos around the clock, routinely removing videos that contain hate speech or incitement to commit violent acts. To increase the efficiency of this process, we have developed an invite-only program that gives users who flag videos regularly tools to flag content at scale."

Of the 200 super flaggers, Google said that fewer than 10 are either government agencies or non-governmental groups, according to the Journal. The vast majority of the trusted flaggers are individuals who have spent a lot of time identifying those YouTube videos that violate community guidelines.

Censored by YouTube
Mark Dice speaks out.  His anti-big government YouTube channel was shut down just days after the company handed government agencies powers to flag “extremist content” for removal.
Mark Dice - "YouTube has deleted my channel, YouTube.com/MarkDice and removed all 800+ of my videos for what they said were "Severe Terms of Service Violations" which is a lie and they have disabled the dispute feature, which usually allows users to file a dispute when videos get removed.  Over 55 million views total, 3-5 million per month, 265,000 subscribers, and over 800 videos GONE!  This happened less than a week news surfaced of YouTube granting authority to 200 "super flaggers," many of which are government agents, who now have the power to remove any video or channel they want to for any reason.   I'm serious.  Look it up."  Mark Dice.com
Obey your Puppetmasters.  Only think, read an view pro-government material.

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