November 02, 2016

IRONY ALERT: YouTube censors video about left-wing censorship after liberals exploit flagging algorithm

Rebel Staff
 

A video by Prager U about left-wing censorship was ironically listed as 'restricted' by YouTube, making it inaccessible to schools, libraries and young users whose parents have YouTube filters enabled.

The video is by WSJ columnist Kimberly Strassel, who documented the censorship in a column.



YouTube told the WSJ that “video restrictions are decided by an ‘algorithm’ that factors in ‘community flagging’ and ‘sensitive content.”

As News Busters beautifully puts it, “the algorithm was tripped by progressives trying to limit speech and political engagement by conservatives. Flag a video enough times and the restrictions kick in. Do it often enough and YouTube is your safe space. Extra points for flagging videos that accuse the left of doing exactly what you’re doing.”

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So basically, liberals found an exploit in YouTube's flagging algorithm and manipulated it to hinder free speech.

SOUND OFF in the comments: do you think YouTube will fix this exploit?

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commented 2016-11-02 19:01:58 -0400
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AMAZINGUNBELIEVABLE!! Developing story. PLS Repost Everywhere!

NYPD Chief of Police has new evidence against Hillary Clinton that is, “is staggering” & “stomach turning.” Vowing to go publc, he said “if FBI & Justice Dept do not indict HC& co-conspirators.” In a trove of over 500,000 ems, to & fr HC, Abedin & others, He alsosaid, “People are going to prison. There will be no Houdini-like escape from what we found.” Clinton’s “crew” also included several unnamed yet members of Congress & other insiders from her tenure as secretary of state The Evidence links Clinton, herself & associates to:
• Money laundering
• Child exploitation
• Sex crimes with minors (children)
• Perjury
• Pay to play through Clinton Foundation
• Obstruction of justice
• Other felony crimes
commented 2016-11-02 16:46:07 -0400
Remember the SCOC ruling? “The truth is not a defense!” In fact, the truth is now illegal hate speech. But we can’t escape the truth, because the truth has no agenda… it simply IS! That’s why one day very soon the truth will come back and bite these progressives in the ass, including the very rich and powerful progressives.
commented 2016-11-02 13:59:09 -0400
Totally agree with you. In Canada, all the government does is make “hate” laws that make criminals out of those who wish to speak the truth. Freedom of speech in Canada is a relic of the past – unless you are a liberal progressive! Then anything that you might say is accepted as the gospel truth!
commented 2016-11-02 11:29:01 -0400
Excellent commentary, Kimberly. The left intimidation has been coming for a long time, and they now have it down to a fine art. Elect Hillary, and it will be enshrined forever.