Skip to comments.YouTube's terror TV
Posted on 12/09/2010 3:12:50 AM PST by Scanian
Youtube needs to crack down much harder on vid eos that promote violent jihad. While the Web site has made some efforts to remove videos that violate its ban on terror promotion, thousands remain.
Indeed, videos that glorify and promote terrorism continue to flood the site; YouTube needs to find a way more consistent and sustained approach, or find itself sucked into an endless game of "whack-a-mole."
In October, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Queens-Brooklyn) wrote YouTube executives asking them to remove all material featuring Anwar al-Awlaki -- the American-Yemeni cleric fingered as the ideological inspiration of Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square bomber; Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the "underwear" bomber.
In these cases and many others, the perpetrators apparently "self-radicalized" after viewing Awlaki's videos, and the videos of other hardliners, online.
In response to Weiner's letter, YouTube announced that it had pulled hundreds of Awlaki's more incendiary videos. Yet hundreds more remain -- some in which Awlaki obscures his call for Muslims to kill Americans in pseudo-religious doctrine, and others in which he blatantly expresses his hope that all Muslims will "follow in Nidal Hasan's heroic footsteps."
YouTube states that it doesn't tolerate material that "promotes dangerous or illegal activities," but it appears that it does not enforce that policy consistently.
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maybe Rep. Anthony chicken face Weiner is a FReep and has just followed the the example of our own hard working FReepers who having been smacking down youtube vids for years.
“Tough Tony” has to do/say something besides his usual nonsense if he wants to run for mayor of NYC in ‘13.
....trying to picture how his new wife kisses, there’s is no way possible to get past that schnoz without risking serious injury
Re: New York Post article “YouTube’s terror TV”
I seem to recall threads that had a strategy for identifying jihadist videos and having them removed from YouTube.
Do you know where the threads are that had a strategy for identifying jihadist videos and having them removed from YouTube?
I don’t know where the FR threads are, but I found some other links about “Operation Smackdown” of terrorist videos on YouTube.
How to (anonymously to the user) flag a terrorist video
List of terrorist videos in column on the left
List of videos to flag for removal