Soon, controversial videos will be placed in a limited status, eliminating all basic features and privileges on a video announced Youtube.
On August 1, Youtube published the announcement “An update on our commitment to fight terror content online,” with the underlying tone of the consciences when you are seen as an online terrorist.
This year, major brands have been informed that they are unknowingly financially supporting terrorists because their ads are shown on terrorist related content. The ad campaigns were canceled or put on hold like a tidal wave.
But if you use your brain, everything is wrong with the official story.
It’s not logical that advertisers behave this way. In April 2006, YouTube started using Google AdSense. To advertise on Youtube, it starts with Google Adwords. An ad campaign can be configured up to the small details. Advertising on the Internet is many times more effective and cheaper than advertising on television or in news paper. Finally, every advertiser knows the small risk of advertising in general.
“So if a paper boy has radical views advertisers will end their campaign too?”
In the coming weeks, channels that meet the criteria will lose the following privileges:
- Content will not be found in searches
- Likes/dislikes will be deactivated
- Comment section will be disabled
- Content is skipped in suggested videos
- Demonetization of content
The social media platform Youtube remains vague when it comes to criteria that it can literally be anything. Just like the code of conduct Youtube signed in 2016 to tackle hate speech.
Code of conduct
Last year Lions Ground published an article about the European Commission and social media magnates coming to an agreement to tackle hate speech. The European Commission announced on May 31, the “code of conduct” to tackle illegal hate speech online. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube (hereinafter “the IT Companies”) are in together with the EU against violence or hatred directed against a group of persons or a member of such a group defined by reference to race, colour, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin.
In the code of conduct they refer to the COUNCIL FRAMEWORK DECISION 2008/913/JHA of 28 November 2008, that Racism and xenophobia are direct violations of the principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and the rule of law, principles upon which the European Union is founded and which are common to the Member States.
The European Union’s Definition of “hate speech” and “incitement to violence” is so vague that it could include virtually anything deemed politically incorrect by European authorities, including criticism of mass migration, Islam or even the EU itself, says opponents.
Internet Free Speech
To define free speech: The right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint. Freedom of speech is the fundamental of Democracy. It isn’t a coincidence that our free speech is being attacked. Now England is leaving the EU, The Human Rights Act 1998 (c42), an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom is no longer important to the European Union either and takes over.
Article 10: “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This Article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises.
The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.”
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube
The social network giants have according to the EU’s code of conduct the right to censor any content which is labeled as ‘hate speech’. Free speech and Hate speech are in the eyes of the EU the same.
Alternative news publishers and people practicing their right to speak freely are victimized on a regular basis. From content being removed to termination of their account, without further explanation.