YouTube Purging ‘Thousands of Videos and Channels’ for Advocating ‘Bigoted Ideologies’

Chris Menahan Google-owned YouTube is planning to purge “thousands of videos and channels” which advocate “bigoted ideologies” or “claim Jews secretly control the world,” deny “that well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust” took place, “say women are intellectually inferior to men and therefore should be denied certain rights,” or “suggest that the white race is superior to another race.”Multiple channels were banned in the immediate aftermath of the announcement.From New York Times, “YouTube to Remove Thousands of Videos Pushing Extreme Views”: YouTube announced plans on Wednesday to remove thousands of videos…

Dave (“DC”) Martin, YouTube’s Complete Corruption Revealed

Dave (“DC”) Martin In July of last year, we published an article entitled, “YouTube Censorship Really Hits Home.”  In that article, we told of our discovery that some of our song parodies had been taken down from YouTube.  I had collaborated first with the Cheverly Brothers to set four political parodies of Everly Brothers’ songs to music and then with Gary King, the video maker for Jim Fetzer, to make them into videos.  Those videos turned out to be collateral damage in the taking down of Fetzer’s video channel by YouTube. Something good…

Dr. Eowyn, Texas is Doing Something about Social Media Censorship of Conservatives

Dr. Eowyn  There is a new, unprecedented, and very toxic phenomenon in U.S. politics. Privately-owned businesses have become blatantly partisan and willing to lose customers and profits by discriminating against and outright banning conservatives. See, for example: Chase Bank denies service to conservatives & Trump supporters Chase Bank says they won’t do business with Trump supporters in Project Veritas undercover audio New York Times calls for war against President Trump using mafia Godfather tactics CBS rejected this patriotic ad for 2019 Super Bowl Among those corporations are the information tech giants — social media…

Kevin Barrett, Why The War On Conspiracy Theories Is Bad Public Policy

Authored by Kevin Barrett via The Unz Review On January 25 2018 YouTube unleashed the latest salvo in the war on conspiracy theories, saying “we’ll begin reducing recommendations of borderline content and content that could misinform users in harmful ways—such as videos promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness, claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11.” At first glance that sounds reasonable. Nobody wants YouTube or anyone else to recommend bad information. And almost everyone agrees that phony miracle cures, flat earthism, and blatantly…

Paul Street, Blacking Out the Yellow Vests on Cable News: Corporate Media Doing its Job

by PAUL STREET The deletion of events that don’t fit with the reigning ideology is part of how ruling class-owned media works to manufacture mass consent to unjust hierarchy. I spent much of last week in a cable-television-equipped U.S.-American apartment with CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News at my fingertips. As I inhabited this abode, flicking between sports and cable news, a political crisis of the state was unfolding in one of the world’s richest and most powerful states.  France was gripped by an historic working- and middle-class uprising.  In the biggest…

James Tracy, JFK, MASS MEDIA, AND THE ORIGINS OF “CONSPIRACY THEORY”

NOVEMBER 22, 2018 MHB Prefatory Note on Censorship in Academe This study was written in 2013-14 as part of my academic research as Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. I have had numerous papers addressing news coverage of historical events published in academic journals over the past two decades. However, this was the first attempt to offer a scholarly treatment of a research object related to a conspiracy–how the news media “framed” New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison’s JFK assassination inquiry. When I presented the paper at the…

Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Reynolds to POTUS TRUMP: Break Up Tech Monopolies – Or Lose in 2020

Jim Holt  Glenn Reynolds called on Trump on Monday to breakup the tech monopolies like his predecessor Teddy Roosevelt did back in the early 1900s. Donald Trump must bust Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google monopolies like Teddy Roosevelt. Rush discussed this article on Monday: RUSH: Glenn Harlan Reynolds, who’s a friend and a law professor at the University of Tennessee, has a column out today in USA Today saying that Trump has got… Forget prison or anything else. If Trump doesn’t get a handle on the monopolies that exist now — Facebook, Google,…

No surprise: Former DNC-Head Howard Dean trashes First Amendment

Joe Newly [Editor’s note: The First Amendment was not intended to protect popular speech, which requires no protection, but unpopular–even offensive–speech. That Howard Dean, the former head of the DNC, whom I once admired, should make such an absurd declaration in violation of the rights granted by the Constitution tells me that the Democratic Party in its current incarnation does not represent the public interest. While I voted twice for Bill and twice more for Barack, anyone who votes Democrat today will be trashing the precious heritage of our Bill…

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting preceded by an active shooter drill; shooting used to silence AltMedia

Dr. Eowyn It is said that false-flag mass shootings share certain characteristics, one of which is that the shooting was preceded by an active shooter drill at the place of the subsequent mass shooting or a nearby place. And so it is with the mass shooting yesterday at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood — a Jewish enclave — of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Eleven were shot dead, ranging in age from 54 to 97; the average age is 74. Note: The Tree of Life Synagogue is at…

Twitter (Absurdly) Bans Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts

[Editor’s note: I have long regarded Paul Craig Roberts as our nation’s leading public intellectual. That Twitter would ban him discredits Twitter and indicates the profound corruption of the Social Media Giants in their despicable censorship of freedom of speech and of freedom of the press. This is disgusting beyond belief. Update: It appears to have been an account that Paul Craig Roberts himself requested be taken down. See below.] Sputnik News Twitter has suspended noted anti-war commentator, economist and former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Paul Craig Roberts. The suspension…