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John Stosselís Anti-Socialism Video Age Restricted by YouTube
newbusters.org ^ | 12/5/2018 | Alexander Hall

Posted on 12/06/2018 7:47:36 AM PST by rktman

Libertarian TV personality and former ABC reporter John Stossel says Youtube placed age restrictions on a video he published about socialism. The restrictions were later removed, but the fact they occurred is part of a trend that concerns conservatives and free speech advocates.

Stossel wrote at Townhall on Dec. 5, that Google informed that morning via email that it wouldn’t allow his "Socialism Leads to Violence" video to be viewed by young people. In his column, Stossel wondered whether this video restriction was the case of oversensitive algorithms or of big tech bias.

Both are possible. His video, hosted by Gloria Alvarez includes footage of devastation after a rocket hits a city, as well as footage featuring riots, starving Venezuelans eating garbage, and a sprinkling of profanity.

So it is possible an overzealous algorithm might have flagged this video. But there is a generally a distinction, between graphic violence or disturbing imagery shown for its own sake versus showing historical violence as a necessary tool in education — and Stossel clearly intended to educate about the effects of socialism.

However, it is also possible the content was censored due to its political views.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: 1a; censorship; expose; johnstossel; mediabias; socialism; socialmedia; youtube
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Well, I didn't know he had that out there but.... As with any of the social media platforms, if it's "their" site and platform, I suppose "they" can restrict what appears there even though it's in the public domain. As close as I get is FReerepublic. Maybe if you toss in something about being x-gender they'd feel a little sympathy? ;-)
1 posted on 12/06/2018 7:47:36 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

NON PRINT:

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2018/12/05/john-stossels-anti-socialism-video-age-restricted-youtube

p.s. And asking age prior to allowing access has ALWAYS worked. Right?


2 posted on 12/06/2018 7:48:53 AM PST by rktman ( #My2nd! Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH)
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To: rktman

We are being dictated to by a tech oligarchy that is hell bent on implementing socialism - Apple, Google (YouTube), Verizon, salesforce and other tech oligarchs are colluding to allow only leftist forms of communication and NWO thought.

It’s time to bring them down.


3 posted on 12/06/2018 7:50:03 AM PST by Skywise
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To: rktman

I can’t figure out why this video supposedly only has 22,000 views:

Me Is Mine, You Is Yours
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxnBSb4OKeU


4 posted on 12/06/2018 7:50:35 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: rktman
You just know that the monitoring and censoring that takes place is by some smarmy ill-informed know-it-all recently out of college clueless SJWs.
5 posted on 12/06/2018 7:51:19 AM PST by neverevergiveup
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To: rktman

We are not there yet. But watch this video and see where we could go....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJc4KgBCdoM


6 posted on 12/06/2018 7:53:06 AM PST by poinq
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To: rktman

The New Puritans.


7 posted on 12/06/2018 7:53:36 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Democracy dies when Democrats refuse to accept the result of a democratic election they didn't win.)
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To: Skywise

If we don’t bring them down then someday the joke will be on them when the Bolsheviks loot and pillage their wealth.


8 posted on 12/06/2018 8:00:40 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BenLurkin
I can’t figure out why this video supposedly only has 22,000 views:

It's easy. Facebook and Twitter are shadowbanning the link to limit it's distribution.


9 posted on 12/06/2018 8:01:54 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rktman

I think Alphabet (Google/YouTube), Facebook, Twitter and Verizon (Yahoo!) better be really careful before the FTC and SEC hammers them for violating US securities laws for their heavy-handed censorship. Remember, all these companies have stock traded on NASDAQ and NYSE....


10 posted on 12/06/2018 8:02:38 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's Economic Cure)
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To: rktman

Teddy Roosevelt went about Trust Busting yuge banks and railroads:

This is PRIME material for Trump to be our New Teddy Roosevelt.

Trump should bust ‘em up, the InfoCartelistas.


11 posted on 12/06/2018 8:07:50 AM PST by gaijin
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To: BenLurkin

So we just need to watch it)


12 posted on 12/06/2018 8:17:17 AM PST by FreeTalk761
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To: rktman

To the uninformed mind, socialism sounds so GOOD. It sounds MORAL! Doing going good things for a lot of people... what’s wrong with that. These tech firms who claim to have socialist sympathies probably never had any of their employees ever read a history book about the evils of socialism. Why read a history book when you should spend your time reading math and science so that you can be competitive! So the tech people are ignorant or gullible children that think their hand at socialism will work out well because they are so smart. It’s naivete or arrogance.


13 posted on 12/06/2018 8:27:37 AM PST by BEJ
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It’s naivete, arrogance, ignorance, laziness, egotism, narcissism and false self-esteem.

All the traits of an adolescent, in grownup bodies. Adult children.


14 posted on 12/06/2018 8:39:37 AM PST by polymuser (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged today. - Chesterton)
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To: BEJ

I am convinced that this country is going to head down the Socialist path.

Mainly because Winston Churchill was right. You can count on the American people to do the right thing, AFTER they have exhausted all of the alternatives.

Until we try and it FAILS it seems most of our countrymen will remain unconvinced.


15 posted on 12/06/2018 8:41:39 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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John Stossel’s Anti-Socialism Video Age Restricted by YouTube

For those of you interested in seeing the various layers of censorship google/youtube employs to censor speech they don't like.

https://hubpages.com/technology/The-Methods-and-Layers-of-Censorship-on-YouTube

16 posted on 12/06/2018 8:46:02 AM PST by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: Buckeye McFrog
It's easy. Facebook and Twitter are shadowbanning the link to limit it's distribution.

People who want to post it need to use a link disguiser like "https://tinyurl.com/"

https://tinyurl.com/

If you change the link to one they haven't yet banned, they have to play catchup to ban the new link. When they do, just post it again with another created link.

17 posted on 12/06/2018 8:49:19 AM PST by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: gaijin
Trump should bust ‘em up, the InfoCartelistas.

Amen.

18 posted on 12/06/2018 8:50:05 AM PST by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: Skywise

Yes. We all might want to see what Rush Limbaugh has to say about Apple CEO, Mr. Cook, today on his program. My understanding that Rush who has been a long time fan of Apple is not happy about the push to limit free speech via Apple products. Will you buy Apple, America. I won’t anymore.


19 posted on 12/06/2018 8:53:09 AM PST by jazzlite
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Will you buy Apple, America. I won’t anymore.

Never have, never will.
20 posted on 12/06/2018 9:00:59 AM PST by akalinin
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