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Youtube complying with governments to remove protest videos! Its gettin wild guys and gals!!!!

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posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 12:44 PM

Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, May 20, 2011
In a frightening example of how the state is tightening its grip around the free Internet, it has emerged that You Tube is complying with thousands of requests from governments to censor and remove videos that show protests and other examples of citizens simply asserting their rights, while also deleting search terms by government mandate.

The latest example is You Tube’s compliance with a request from the British government to censor footage of the British Constitution Group’s Lawful Rebellion protest, during which they attempted to civilly arrest Judge Michael Peake at Birkenhead county court.

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posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 12:46 PM
reply to post by Free4Ever2

Isn't this kind of illegal? To stop the press and media from showing what is going on? At least in America I know that it is, wow that would be pathetic. This just shows that the government is scared.

posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 12:50 PM
reply to post by Unvarnished

too right there scared! scared of the fact that we the people are much stronger than they ever will be! Its a delicate time right now and could possibly be historic! Time is the best story teller!

posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 12:51 PM
reply to post by Free4Ever2

Shame on google and youtube for being sell-outs.

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posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 12:52 PM
If Youtube is stupid enough to give up on its advertising revenue, which amounts to billions as reflected on the casino stock exchange, then let them go ahead and censor.

There are many more nations worldwide, in the name of truth, will not hesitate to host honest humanity's voices, such as Iceland and many more.

IF youtube dares go ahead against mankind, then mankind's middle fingers will be up against them as they bankrupted themselves over unwise decisions of supporting idiots instead of the golden goose.

Say the word, and a billion entreprenuers are ready and waiting to take over the awesome advertising budget from youtube.


posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 12:54 PM
reply to post by Free4Ever2

As I always say, the people should not be scared of the government, but the government should be scared of their people.
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posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 12:55 PM
reply to post by ThirdMind

It truly amazes me how even big websites such as google and youtube are subjected to government bidding. The entire system is going down.

posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 12:58 PM
Yeh. We wont do anything about it. we have been dry arsed by the the TPTB for years now, They will probs just throw us another bone to keep us quiet.

posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 01:12 PM
Does Yahoo do this too? If not, I'm switching. Who knows what doodoo we could all be in.... Or
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posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 01:15 PM
i honestly think its too late for them to try and silence us!
Short of shutting the whole internet down, people will always be able to contact each other.

Words will spread and ideas fly! and if they do shut the internet down then the world will become a volatile palce to live!

posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 01:21 PM
reply to post by Free4Ever2

Well going by the all of a sudden downing off BlackBerry and the all of a sudden downing of Twitter yesterday. I does not surprise me one bit. With regards to this.

Maybe it is about I started downloading the footages and mirroring them or put them else where.

They might try ans censor everything, but they will never stop the protests or the message.

This might be what you are on about:

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posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 01:22 PM
reply to post by colbyforce

Yahoo is even worse, they even blocked your personal e-mail !!

Yahoo blokked e-mails about protests

posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 01:23 PM
reply to post by Free4Ever2

If they are pulling videos off youtube and got a kill switch
for the net you got to ask how far are they going to go
to keep control of what we see.

The blackberry network last week had a lot of problems
with e mail and texts,And it just happens the uk goverment
blamed the encryption that it used for the england riots as the
police cant keep tabs on people meeting up unlike facebook
which can be read by anyone.

So call me a little paranoid (on ats the normal state of mind) but
mabe a test run on infomation control.

posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 01:23 PM
it sucks that the biggest global source of information (the internet) is controlled, censored and shut down when the goverment says so.
if you notice anything that looks really important, it gets removed but you are still able to view the info then repost it somewhere else and hope the info never dies.
free speech is my right and i dont shut up easily.

posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 01:25 PM
Sorry, double post.
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posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 01:28 PM
Obama got his internet shut down button.

It's just our rights.

Just go back to watching football.

Nothing to see here...Just reaping what we sowed.

posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 01:28 PM
Here is another video posted.

You tube have tried several times to take this down, but others have had the brains to download it and re-up load it.


posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 01:33 PM
Google sees growing struggle over web censorship

Internet giant Google's tussles with some governments over Internet censorship could get worse, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said on Monday, adding he FEARED his own colleagues faced mounting danger of occasional ARREST and TORTURE.

After the "Arab spring" saw revolutionary crowds largely organised over the Internet topple leaders in Tunisia an...d Egypt, governments in other authoritarian states have moved to try to lock down Internet dissent -- although with mixed success.

Google has long had issues with China over restricted use of the Internet and partially pulled out of the world's largest Internet market by users last year over censorship concerns and a computer hacking attempt it said it traced to the country.

The chairman of the world's largest web search engine warned that in certain countries governments would try to make sure the Internet became as regulated as television.

posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 01:34 PM
Also here is your answer to what the British Government is trying to do. Are the Americans following in the same footsteps?

Seems Amusing the UK Government are going to any lengths to stop these videos from being posted, on the internet.

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posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 02:16 PM
Scroll to the bottom of this page and you'll see this:

The Above Top Secret Web sites are a wholly owned social content community of The Above Network, LLC.

This content community relies on user-generated content from our member contributors. The opinions of our members are not those of site ownership who maintains strict editorial agnosticism and simply provides a collaborative venue for free expression.

Now a few excerpts from the legal sections of Youtube and Google...

YouTube's "About" page

About YouTube

Founded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. See our company timeline for more information on our company history.

In response to Governments asking YouTube to remove content and how it was most likely and will most likely always be justified based on the propagandist description presented to a website containing said content a Government wishes to have removed, here's this Youtube T&C:

Dangerous Illegal Acts

While it might not seem fair to say you can’t show something because of what viewers theoretically might do in response, we draw the line at content that’s intended to incite violence or encourage dangerous, illegal activities that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death. This means not posting videos on things like instructional bomb making, ninja assassin training, sniper attacks, videos that train terrorists, or tips on illegal street racing. Any depictions like these should be educational or documentary and shouldn’t be designed to help or encourage others to imitate them. excerpt of Google's Privacy Policy showing how TPTB theoretically could go after the individual members:

Information sharing

Google only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of Google in the following limited circumstances:

* We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Google, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

Now an excerpt from ATS's T&C's that describes your individual ownership of the content that you provide:

No Endorsement of User Content. ... Users may Post only User Content which you own, have created or which they have clear permission to Post. User acknowledges and agree that TAN does not endorse any User Content and is not responsible or liable for any User Content, even though it may be unlawful, harassing, libelous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable, or may infringe upon the intellectual property or other rights of another. User acknowledges that TAN does not pre-screen User Content, and has no obligation to do so, but that TAN and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse, edit, move or remove any User Content that is posted on or through the Service.

...and an excerpt from the ATS Privacy Policy showing how they would most likely comply with a similar request:

The non-identifying aggregate information is not stored on any server owned by the Websites as we do not collect or store any log files of activity on our websites. Instead, we employ the Google Analytics software (which does set a cookie) to obtain traffic analysis data.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above. Your profile information is protected from web-spiders that search for e-mail addresses and other personal information. We reserve the right to disclose any personally identifiable information associated with your account and/or posting history as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on The Above Network, LLC.

Those in charge of these websites, when being requested by a Government to remove content, are always going to comply. As it is, the power of the users is only as strong as the forum providers allow it to be. As much as it is difficult to grasp, you as a member of a site are merely one more potential ad based revenue generator. T&C's are designed around keeping the revenue flowing.
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