Skip to comments.YouTube Smackdown Returns - Thread #20 - WE'RE BACK!
Posted on 03/15/2010 6:14:48 AM PDT by StarCMC
Well, wacky smackers, it's been a while. The Smackdown Crew went on strike for a while because YouTube was not upholding their end of the "community policing" policies they had in place so we went on "strike." We were having increasing troubles getting terrorist videos removed from YouTube, even as we were noting several people that we had flagged becoming ever more bold and aggressive in breaking executive orders.
As some of you know, the Smackdown Crew began working from a different angle. There were several threads posted here at FreeRepublic and elsewhere that showed a direct link from YouTube's hosted videos to known terrorist websites. Many of the people who post the terrorist sympathizing videos at YouTube are following the admonitions of the well-know cleric Al-Awlaki. (For more on Al-Awlaki's encouraging of terrorist activites read here.) Despite YouTube's recalcitrance, the recent "lone wolf" tactic of al Qaeda causes us to once again fully engage, with or without YouTube's help.
We want to thank you all for your encouragement and participation all these past months which resulted in thousands of videos removed, and ultimately in the apprehension of YouTube's JihadJane in the terror plot to murder a cartoonist. As Internet Haganah said, "The work of removing individual videos from YouTube, while tedious, is of enormous value..." We believe that YouTube might be taking it's job of removing terrorist material from their servers a little more seriously. As such, we'd like to test the waters a bit and see if it's advisable to return to a daily "smacking" routine. I am pinging everyone from the old "Smackdown" pinglist. If you'd like to added or removed, please let me know - it is not my wish to annoy any of you.
As of now, our smacking lists will be fairly short, and we will evaluate the effectiveness of the campaigns regularly. If YouTube proves reticent to uphold their terms of service, we will desist once again. It is not our wish to waste your precious time!
As a reminder, here are the steps to flagging:
(H/T to rawcatslyentist)
#1) If you dont have a YouTube account, go sign up for one. You dont have to use it for anything but this.
#2) Click one of the videos in the playlist, let it start and then click the pause button on the player so you dont have to actually watch the propaganda if you choose not to..
#3) Below the video, click Flag"
#4) Choose "Select a Reason"
#5) "Violent or Repulsive Content" works for most.
#6) If not violent, choose "Hateful or Abusive Content"
#7) Next, "promotes hatred or violence"
#8) Where it says please indicate the group attacked choose National Origin.
#9) Where it says provide additional information type or copy/paste in the below statement and then at the very bottom click "Flag This Video"
Providing services to terrorists violates executive orders 12947 and 13224.
ONE MORE THING...a hat tip to others who are working with us...
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As a reminder, here are the steps to flagging:
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|THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!|
New YouTube Smackdown Ping
Freepmail me to be on or off the Smackdown Pinglist!
Thank you for helping!
Add me on there, Star.
Welcome back. Let’s get smackin’.
Thanks Mesta — will do!
I got ya! Thanks for joining!
Went to the website and started to smackdown...feels good :)
It does feel good to fight back.
PLEASE READ STAR'S THREAD. It is very informative and it explains the renewed interest in the SmackDown thread.
As before, these will be daily pings. I am using the DC Chapter Ping List for the SmackDown thread because there are a lot of FReepers on it that flag the videos. If for some reason you can't, please stay with the Chapter List and don't opt out. This is the Chapter's only list for AARs, rallies and other activities.
Yes it does :)
My hubby was in the first gulf war. My nephew and his wife are both in Iraq. This makes me feel like I’m contributing and I’ll do anything to get these nut jobs off youtube and anywhere else.
Ha! Two of them are already gone.
My brother served in Iraq. It does make it more real to you when you have or have had someone you love over there.
Only 1 left.
2 left - Good deal. I see Star says now there is only one. Maybe by the time this is read they will all be down.
Three left. The one at the top of the list is still active, too.
Put me down on your Smackdown Ping list.
The last user on the list, nurhebkom, has been suspended. I show all vids as down at this point.
Put me on your list.
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