Will Google and YouTube do to the Internet what the Left has done to our universities? by Dennis Prager. From the Wall Street Journal:
Tech giants like Google and Facebook always deny that their platforms favor some viewpoints over others, but then they don’t do much to avoid looking censorious. ..
Columnist Kimberley Strassel debuted a PragerU lecture on Thursday under the title “The Dark Art of Political Intimidation.” It’s a discourse on the First Amendment and the tactics that progressives are using to limit speech and political engagement by conservatives. Within several hours of PragerU posting the video, YouTube placed it in “restricted mode,” making it inaccessible to schools, libraries and young Americans whose parents have enabled YouTube technology filters.
We posted the video a couple of days ago. Highly recommended. The WSJ continues:
YouTube was proving Ms. Strassel’s point by censoring a video on free speech. Conservative radio host Dennis Prager started PragerU in part to provide younger Americans with viewpoints that they might not find in the liberal educational establishment. PragerU’s more than 100 videos—each a short lecture delivered by a guest—avoid foul language, violent images or indecency. YouTube has nonetheless restricted 18 of them, on topics from policing to university diversity to the Korean War. …
America’s social-media platforms are getting a reputation this election season for censoring conservatives. They can run their businesses as they choose, but the rest of us can also treat YouTube’s claim of supporting free expression with the skepticism it deserves.
The left increasingly shunned and ignored non-left content at universities, and now the universities pump out bzillions of graduates unable to understand the world around them but keen to be SJWs. The leftist tech monopolies are going the same way. We are going to need a “non-left YouTube” soon.