YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki's new "harassment policy" bans "malicious insults" against "public officials" who are members of a "protected" class.
From YouTube, "An update to our harassment policy":
A stronger stance against threats and personal attacks
We’ve always removed videos that explicitly threaten someone, reveal confidential personal information, or encourage people to harass someone else. Moving forward, our policies will go a step further and not only prohibit explicit threats, but also veiled or implied threats. This includes content simulating violence toward an individual or language suggesting physical violence may occur. No individual should be subject to harassment that suggests violence.
Beyond threatening someone, there is also demeaning language that goes too far. To establish a consistent criteria for what type of content is not allowed on YouTube, we’re building upon the framework we use for our hate speech policy. We will no longer allow content that maliciously insults someone based on protected attributes such as their race, gender expression, or sexual orientation. This applies to everyone, from private individuals, to YouTube creators, to public officials.
As always, we know *certain exceptions* will apply!...
YouTube also announced their plan to mass censor comments they deem "toxic":
We know that the comment section is an important place for fans to engage with creators and each other. At the same time, we heard feedback that comments are often where creators and viewers encounter harassment. This behavior not only impacts the person targeted by the harassment, but can also have a chilling effect on the entire conversation.
To combat this we remove comments that clearly violate our policies – over 16 million in the third quarter of this year, specifically due to harassment. The policy updates we’ve outlined above will also apply to comments, so we expect this number to increase in future quarters.
Earlier this year, YouTube also bragged about artificially boosting "authoritative" content from media outlets which lied about Iraq having WMDs to con America into war, lied about Russian collusion, lied about Syrian gas attacks as a pretext for war and ran fake videos purportedly from Syria and the like.
Reducing borderline content and raising up authoritative voices
In addition to removing videos that violate our policies, we also want to reduce the spread of content that comes right up to the line. In January, we piloted an update of our systems in the U.S. to limit recommendations of borderline content and harmful misinformation, such as videos promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness, or claiming the earth is flat. We’re looking to bring this updated system to more countries by the end of 2019. Thanks to this change, watch time that this type of content gets from recommendations has dropped by over 50% in the U.S. Our systems are also getting smarter about what types of videos should get this treatment, and we’ll be able to apply it to even more borderline videos moving forward. As we do this, we’ll also start raising up more authoritative content in recommendations, building on the changes we made to news last year. For example, if a user is watching a video that comes close to violating our policies, our systems may include more videos from authoritative sources (like top news channels) in the "watch next" panel.
Everything they're saying is a total lie. This is purely about suppressing content the Anti-Defamation League doesn't like and propping up legacy fake news media outlets so they can more efficiently lie to the public to con them into wars and shut down all critics of prog-globalism.
It must also be noted that today President Trump signed an executive order aimed at suppressing criticism of Israel which effectively makes Jews on college campuses a "protected class."
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