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Youtube Censorship Emergency

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posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 08:10 AM
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www.youtube.com/blog

A YouTube for All of Us
As a community, we have come to count on each other to be entertained, challenged, and moved by what we watch and share on YouTube. We've been thinking a lot lately about how to make the collective YouTube experience even better, particularly on our most visited pages. Our goal is to help ensure that you're viewing content that's relevant to you, and not inadvertently coming across content that isn't. Here are a few things we came up with:


Stricter standard for mature content - While videos featuring pornographic images or sex acts are always removed from the site when they're flagged, we're tightening the standard for what is considered "sexually suggestive." Videos with sexually suggestive (but not prohibited) content will be age-restricted, which means they'll be available only to viewers who are 18 or older. To learn more about what constitutes "sexually suggestive" content, click here.

Demotion of sexually suggestive content and profanity - Videos that are considered sexually suggestive, or that contain profanity, will be algorithmically demoted on our 'Most Viewed,' 'Top Favourited,' and other browse pages. The classification of these types of videos is based on a number of factors, including video content and descriptions. In testing, we've found that out of the thousands of videos on these pages, only several each day are automatically demoted for being too graphic or explicit. However, those videos are often the ones which end up being repeatedly flagged by the community as being inappropriate.

Improved thumbnails - To make sure your thumbnail represents your video, your choices will now be selected algorithmically. You'll still have three thumbnails to choose from, but they will no longer be auto-generated from the 25/50/75 points in the video index.

More accurate video information - Our Community Guidelines have always prohibited folks from attempting to game view counts by entering misleading information in video descriptions, tags, titles, and other metadata. We remain serious about enforcing these rules. Remember, violations of these guidelines could result in removal of your video and repeated violations will lead to termination of your account.
The preservation and improvement of the YouTube experience is a responsibility we share. Let's work together to ensure that the YouTube community continues to thrive as a positive place for all of us.

Watch these two videos:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RAEWdCz0eY

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSX98xIp6SQ

Nufffrespect's video about police brutality was flagged and it lost all it's honours. It was a newsworthy story, yet Youtube treated it as porn and got rid of all it's honours. This will happen to many other videos in the future under this new policy.


If you have videos about 911, Ufos or the New World Order etc, start uploading them on other video sharing sites such as LiveLeak.com, DailyMotion.com, MetaCafe.com, Revver.com, Disclose.TV.

Youtube suspended many Ufo and New Age accounts, such as AceBryan7ox, Nightfallproject, Rodneykingman, in one day.

Don't boycott Youtube, but start using other video sharing websites. Youtube is drunk with power right now. They are openly announcing that they will remove honours and remove videos from the search results. This isn't just about porn, Youtube would lose too much money, if they cracked down on the porn. This is about videos which critise the government.


[edit on 6-12-2008 by MayorOfCydonia]




posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 08:15 AM
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To wrap p what UTube said: "We're not trying to censor you... We just don't want you to post anything that the government can come down on us for. Becasuse we are tired of having a government agency living in our office."


This is too bad. But again, there are plenty of otherr places to post on. UTube's worn out anyway...



posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 08:30 AM
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Originally posted by Jkd Up
To wrap p what UTube said: "We're not trying to censor you... We just don't want you to post anything that the government can come down on us for. Becasuse we are tired of having a government agency living in our office."


This is too bad. But again, there are plenty of otherr places to post on. UTube's worn out anyway...


Youtube is worn out, no monopoly lasts longer than 10 years. If you have a look at the most viewed list everyday, there is nothing on it but crap. There's never any real news stories on the most viewed list. Especially when the Presidential election was on, none of the videos about the election dealt with any real issues. Youtube is starting to reflect the same TV media that people were running away from, because of all the crap on that.

I've noticed on the most viewed list that there are videos that have only 2000 views, those videos shouldn't be up there, it's obvious that Youtube is unfairly putting videos on the most viewed list that shouldn't be on there. Youtube is trying to dumb down it's users.



posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 09:46 AM
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Alex Jones was talking about this the other day. He said don't get butthurt and move/boycott, set up extra channels, and intensify. This sounds like good advice to me. People need to set up mirror accounts of gatekeeper invasion etc. Youtube wouldn't care if all the anti-gov crowd moved off, cos 90 per cent of their traffic is banal nonsense. But we need to stay on and cause a scene.
Jonesy's policy: Every time his site gets hacked, he sets up two more.
Best way.
Repeat: Youtube couldn't care less if we left their site. Stick around and irritate then.

[edit on 6-12-2008 by HiAliens]



posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 09:56 AM
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Originally posted by MayorOfCydonia Youtube is trying to dumb down it's users.

I've seen some of what is posted on the youtube.
I don't think it's possible to dumb most of it's users down anymore without giving them lobotomies.

I think youtube is a prime example of "user generated content".

For what it's worth...



posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 09:57 AM
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I wonder about why they suspended those people all of a sudden.
It may pay to ask them what was the last video they uploaded before they got banned.Because no doubt it was something real.
Im thinking Google must have been asked to remove it by the government, and that those users actually had some kind of real ufo footage on there channel that was considered as classified.



posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 11:01 AM
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AOJ,
It's not just UFO stuff, it's police brutality and infowar vids as well.
subject x,
sure, the public is responsible for the majority of the absolute stupidity on yt, but occasionally yt management help the idiocy along by putting meaningless videos with low view count on the front page- and taking down awards from infowar vids. They are twisitng things subtly and this is highly "undemocratic"



posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 11:10 AM
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I love how you have to verify age, lke their is a way to prove that the 12 year old that put that he was 20 is not. stupid youtube.besides, any video service that has no problem showing people getting shot to hell, but freaks out at a tit is useless ayway.



posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 01:47 PM
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Youtube stinks like a horrible fart.

Just take a look at the bile featured on their front page. 5 stars for videos I'd put a bullet in my head or cut myself to a slow death to not watch.



posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 07:50 PM
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just a thought but if there was a campaign to censor or remove any anti-government or protest video's or anything of this nature wouldnt there be many more sites than youtube involved... including the ones suggested in the first post



posted on Dec, 7 2008 @ 10:06 AM
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Originally posted by HiAliens
subject x,
sure, the public is responsible for the majority of the absolute stupidity on yt, but occasionally yt management help the idiocy along by putting meaningless videos with low view count on the front page- and taking down awards from infowar vids. They are twisitng things subtly and this is highly "undemocratic"

Are you referring to Alex Jones' Infowars? And then saying youtube is twisting things?
It seems to me that Alex/infowars does more twisting, and not so subtly, than you would see on ten youtubes! Everything he reports on is twisted through his "NWO wants to kill you" filter. Now, it's obviously his right to do so as it's his reports and his website. No argument there. It's also youtube's right to do whatever they want on their site, including trying to keep highly slanted fear mongering (or terroristic, if you will) videos from detracting from the "entertainment value" of their site.

Youtube is not a news outlet. They are not required to "report the truth" as Alex or anyone else sees it. Of course, neither is Fox news according to the court rulings. What many see as youtube "censorship" I see as their exercising their right to free speech in displaying the videos they choose to show and not displaying the ones they don't want to show. It is, as I said, their site to do with what they want.

I don't believe you'll ever find the "truth" on the internet, let alone on youtube.



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