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?