YouTube Censored My Interview With Posie Parker |
“Within hours of being released, the video was watched by over 35,000 people. 24 hours later we received a notification informing us that the video had been deleted by YouTube because it constituted ‘hate speech’.”
“Traditionally, ‘hate speech’ has been understood to mean words aimed at stirring hatred and violence towards members of various protected groups. Today hate speech means whatever tech giants want it to mean.”
"The issue here is not whether you agree with Posie Parker that 'trans women are men.' The question is whether a 20-year-old in California gets to arbitrarily decide what people on the other side of the world are allowed to listen to." The answer is NO!
“Within hours of being released, the video was watched by over 35,000 people. 24 hours later we received a notification informing us that the video had been deleted by YouTube because it constituted ‘hate speech’.”
“The reality revealed by this incident is that the big tech giants answer to no one. While there is a formal right of appeal, the tech giants of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube act as judge, jury and executioner.”
Jesus, UK police state is worse than I thought. Any stat breakdowns of these? Or better, actual texts? "In 2016, the British police detained and questioned 3,300 people for saying the “wrong” thing on social media."
"The libertarian argument that YouTube is owned by a private company which is entitled to police content as it wishes is no longer sustainable. We live in a digital world in which a handful of big tech companies have seized control of the public square."
“Open, honest communication about difficult subjects is the only way to resolve the major issues facing our societies today. Big tech companies must embrace this reality or face the consequences.” Hear, hear.
"But the truth no longer matters. The only thing that matters is what our Silicon Valley overlords decide. The subliminal message behind this is obvious: “Censor yourself so we don’t have to.”