Report: Google to ‘Police YouTube Like it Never Has Before’
by Charlie Nash 25 Aug 2017
Google began to “police YouTube like it never has before” Thursday, cracking down further on “offensive content,” according to a report.
“Google will police YouTube like it never has before, adding warnings and disabling advertising on videos that the company determines crosses its new threshold for offensive content,” reported Bloomberg Technology on Thursday. “Google outlined these moves in June, but the implementation comes as debate about extremism and political speech is front-and-center in the national spotlight — and when tech giants like Google and Facebook Inc. face deeper scrutiny over how they moderate information distributed through their digital services.”…
…The list includes popular conservative commentators such as Diamond and Silk and Prager U, but also includes some of the platform’s biggest creators, ranging from comedy and politics to sex education and gaming….
…The company also announced a partnership with the left-wing biased Anti-Defamation League, who previously blamed Trump supporters for the rise of anti-Semitism, added a popular cartoon frog meme to their Hate Symbol Database, and attempted to slander Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon.
Four steps we’re taking today to fight terrorism online
By: Kent Walker- General Counsel Google
- First, we are increasing our use of technology to help identify extremist and terrorist-related videos.
- Second… we will greatly increase the number of independent experts in YouTube’s Trusted Flagger programme.
- Third, we will be taking a tougher stance on videos that fo not clearly violate our policies…
- Fourth, YouTube will expand its role in counter-radicalization efforts.
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Delingpole: Thomas Wictor Is the Latest Victim of Google Censorship
by James Delingpole 24 Aug 2017
Twitter thread genius Thomas Wictor has become the latest victim of the liberal-left tech sector’s war on free speech.
If you’re unfamiliar with Thomas Wictor, you’re missing a treat. He’s a Venezuelan-born recluse with a rich and varied past who, besides being the world’s greatest (and only) expert on World War I flamethrowers, also happens to produce some of the most fascinating Twitter threads and social media video commentary you will ever see on subjects ranging from Antifa to Pallywood to what’s really going on in Syria and Iraq.
Wictor responds “…The reason I came to the attention of Google was that Donald Trump Jr retweeted me. After that, my YouTube account came under almost daily assault until it was terminated.
On Twitter, I support Jews, Shia Muslims, Sunni Muslims, Christians, blacks, whites — I see no religion or color. My blog posts were all technical.”
Gab Launches Legal Fund to Take on Silicon Valley Censorship
by Charlie Nash 22 Aug 2017
Free speech social network Gab announced its intentions to take on Silicon Valley censorship, Monday, launching a legal fund.
“For over a year now Gab has focused on our core mission of putting people first and defending free expression on the internet for everyone,” the company declared. “We seek to offer the market a free speech-friendly alternative to the authoritarian pro-censorship offering of established technology oligopolies.”
“Gab has demonstrated that there is a clear market for free speech online. Our company was profitable during its first year of operation and recently raised $1m in an equity crowdfunding campaign to expand the core team and grow the business,” they continued, before referencing Google’s removal of Gab from their store last week.
Free Speech Social Network ‘Gab’ Banned From Google Play Store
by Charlie Nash 17 Aug 2017
Gab, a free speech competitor to Twitter, was banned from the Google Play store Thursday after the social network startup had already raised over $1 million in investments.
The social network was suspended from Google Play for “hate speech” on Thursday, despite the fact that it had been on the store since May.
Breaking news: Google has removed Gab’s Android app from the Google Play Store for “hate speech.” pic.twitter.com/jPqeEx1ID1
— Gab (@getongab) August 17, 2017
“This should come as no surprise to anyone paying attention. The Silicon Valley ideological echo chamber is real,” Gab CEO Andrew Torba wrote in an email to Breitbart Tech. “They have chosen to not support a free and open internet.”…
…As previously reported, “Gab, which was launched in August 2016, boasts itself as a free speech-friendly social network that welcomes any user free from censorship, no matter their political ideology.”
Instagram Restores Lauren Southern’s Account After ‘Mistakenly’ Suspending Her
by Charlie Nash 15 Aug 2017
Instagram has restored popular conservative commentator and author Lauren Southern’s account, claiming it was removed “mistakenly.”
“We mistakenly suspended her account and we apologize for the inconvenience caused. We have restored the account,” declared an Instagram spokesman in an email to Breitbart Tech.
Southern announced her suspension from the social network earlier on Tuesday.
Patreon bans journalist Lauren Southern claiming she will get people killed.
By: Ian Miles Cheong Contributor 10:30 PM 07/21/2017
Freelance journalist Lauren Southern, formerly of Canadian media organization The Rebel, has made a reputation for herself online and offline by openly expressing politically incorrect views on social media, as well as in her reporting.
This week, the crowdfunding site Patreon banned Southern’s account over claims her work would get people killed.
“Patreon just deleted my account,” Southern announced on Twitter Thursday.
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