YouTube Declares War on Politically Incorrect Opinions, by Paul Joseph Watson. YouTube is owned by Google, who have self-professed as politically correct, are very influential in the current White House, and are of course pro-Hillary.
A new “advertiser friendly” policy introduced by YouTube will punish those who express politically incorrect opinions or dare to offend viewers by de-monetizing their content. …
YouTube will now retain the right to demonetize any videos that contain, “Controversial or sensitive subjects and events, including subjects related to war, political conflicts, natural disasters and tragedies, even if graphic imagery is not shown.”
“Inappropriate language, including harassment, profanity and vulgar language,” is also being demonetized.
The usual selective enforcement will follow, which basically means criticism of the “proper” politically correct set of ideas will be discouraged or even outright censored while the politically correct will be allowed to say anything at all. In the climate “debate” we are accustomed to this; perhaps it will apply on all topics soon.
The new policy bears some hallmarks of the Communist Chinese government’s “social credit score system,” whereby Internet users are punished by private companies and their peers for expressing unpopular views on social media.
The move is primarily designed to scare away YouTubers from making anti-establishment political content, but prominent YouTubers are already reporting that videos on everything from acne solutions to tips on combating depression are being demonetized because they are not “advertiser friendly”.
“The channels that self-identify as vulnerable by these advertising guidelines seem to be news channels covering sensitive real-world topics,”reports Kotaku.
Cool. This will encourage freedom of speech, diversity, and a healthy civic conversation. Not.