Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, June 08, 2019

(TMU) -- Wednesday morning, news began circulating warning that YouTube was about to delete thousands of accounts in the platform's latest wave of censorship. This time, the massive video sharing platform claimed to be targeting hateful content, "supremacists," conspiracy theorists and anything that promotes discrimination or segregation based on sexual orientation, religion, race, gender, age and more. Upon hearing the news, regular consumers of independent media knew exactly what to expect: Censorship. Corporate platforms use these vague terms that sound nice in theory to cast a wide net that also de-platforms independent, anti-war, and rational voices. Whether this is done on purpose or is a consequence of using artificial intelligence and algorithms to monitor content remains to be seen.

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B-b-but free speech!!!???

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-06-08 09:09 AM | Reply

Liberals have always been considered fair game. The police are always more careful to protect right wing extremists, because only money matters.

#2 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-06-08 09:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Cheer this on at your own peril. Any opposition of any kind can be labelled hate speech, then bullied, prosecuted, and silenced.

Try stopping an oil pipeline through tribal lands. Try filming animal cruelty on a factory farm.

You say you want to film cops and expose corruption or brutality? Good luck. idiots.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-08 11:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Upon hearing the news, regular consumers of independent media knew exactly what to expect: Censorship."

Is "regular consumers of independent media" how White Nationalists are repackaging themselves, for purposes of this conversation?

Anyway, the real issue here is YouTube did nothing for way too long, and allowed all these weeds to grow in their garden. Now they're trying to clean it all up at once, and going too fast, and making some mistakes. Still, it needs to be done.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-08 01:10 PM | Reply

#3 why don't you like a few more non sequiturs on that heap, sheepleshart.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-08 04:07 PM | Reply

Try stopping an oil pipeline through tribal lands.

Remember NDPL? It happened.

Try filming animal cruelty on a factory farm.

People try. But it's private property.

You say you want to film cops and expose corruption or brutality?

People are. Republican legislators are doing their best to make it more difficult for people to do so.

Good luck. idiots.
#3 | POSTED BY SHERP

Wait. Did you have a point?

#6 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-06-08 04:21 PM | Reply

Wait a damn minute, is Youtube a public forum or a liberal platform? Same with twitter. Same with the network news. Same with the news papers. Censorship generally does not work. It simply drives people apart to the point that each side has their own versions of the truth. With trust in the media at rock bottom, it is time to be more open with views not more exclusive.

#7 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-08 10:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In a capitalist model, you don't need censorship, you just need money to buy up stories, then you can bury them and make sure they never see the light of day.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-08 10:04 PM | Reply

#8 | Posted by snoofy, Name one time buying up a story actually worked. "There is nothing hidden that shall not be known".

#9 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-09 06:42 AM | Reply

Name a time censorship actually worked.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-09 07:10 AM | Reply

#10 | Posted by snoofy, It does if you control all media. Ask the citizens that grew up in the Soviet Union.

#11 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-09 08:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#7 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

Welcome to a free market.

YouTube and Twitter are businesses that sell advertising and content that drives advertisers away hits their bottom line...not sure what you expected, service for free?

#12 | Posted by Lohocla at 2019-06-09 09:32 AM | Reply

#12 | Posted by Lohocla, That isn't true, the guys and gals on YouTube that are being banned or demonetized are being done so mostly for having views that the left doesn't agree with. Seriously Steven Crowder? Pewdypie? The Amazing Atheist? Black Pigeon? This while Carlos Maza, a leftist activist who has campaigned for removal and/or demonetization has actually encouraged and endorsed violence. As far as using bad language, I never saw any of TYT's banned or demonetized and their language is much more colorful, but not nearly as Mr. Maza's.

#13 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-09 10:11 AM | Reply

Again, free market. Or are you proposing that YouTube and Twitter provide free service that has no revenue to support the overhead?

I don't agree with the extent of what they are doing, it's dumb, short sighted, and divisive, but hey welcome to the new world.

Unintended consequences and all that.

#14 | Posted by Lohocla at 2019-06-09 10:39 AM | Reply

#14 | Posted by Lohocla The reality is all these guys had sponsors and got paid to produce content. It was YouTube that demonetized them, or do you not understand the meaning of the word?

#15 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-09 10:53 AM | Reply

Again, free market.

YouTube doesn't like the content, not all that different(other than scale) than a baker refusing to bake a wedding cake for gay people, so why the double standard?

Like I said, short sighted and divisive, and I don't agree with it, but you can't have it both ways.

#16 | Posted by Lohocla at 2019-06-09 11:20 AM | Reply

Is there any law that says You Tube and Google cant lean left?
They are not government owned.

Why can Fox news be obviously right wing but Google, Twitter or You Tube have to be non bias?
Dont think its fair.. start a right leaning website and corner the market but dont cry about it

#17 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-06-09 12:18 PM | Reply

#17 | Posted by 503jc69 MSNBC is left wing, they make no attempt to say otherwise. Fox is right wing and admit it. CNN says they are objective and no one believes them. You Tube says it is a public forum, looks like that has become a lie. They are now a platform for the left, which is their right- just don't claim they are still a public forum for discourse. People don't believe that for a New York second. People reject dishonesty- which is why CNN is now in the ratings toilet. I suspect YouTube will follow suit.

#18 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-09 12:38 PM | Reply

Wait a damn minute, is Youtube a public forum or a liberal platform? Same with twitter. Same with the network news. Same with the news papers. Censorship generally does not work. It simply drives people apart to the point that each side has their own versions of the truth. With trust in the media at rock bottom, it is time to be more open with views not more exclusive.

#7 | POSTED BY comrade and racist DOCNJO

The perpetual victimhood of Docnjo and his kind continues.
So very sad.

Aren't you fascists always parroting the words "free market"?!?!
Your side created this, own it!

F**king Snowflake!

#19 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-06-09 01:59 PM | Reply

@ comrade Docnjo, Fox News does no such thing. Never have they admitted in their advertising they are right wing, they claim to be "fair and balanced", which is the farthest thing from what you claimed they said. Stop with the lies.

#20 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-06-09 02:03 PM | Reply

#20 | Posted by aborted_monson, Did you craw out from under your rock Abortion? If this coward sees his shadow will we see six more years of Trump in the white house? Actually the commentators on Fox all admit they are on the right, and you would know it if you had ever watched. I suppose CNN is actually "the most trusted name in news".

#21 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-09 02:28 PM | Reply

"#10 | Posted by snoofy, It does if you control all media. Ask the citizens that grew up in the Soviet Union.
#11 | POSTED BY DOCNJO"

People who grew up in the Soviet Union say they knew damn well information was being censored by their government, because they were so obvious about it.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-09 04:07 PM | Reply

#22 | Posted by snoofy They could also get prison time for having the wrong literature, like a foreign newspaper or listening to the wrong station on the radio. Might want to read the Gulag Archipelago for the first time.

#23 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-09 05:02 PM | Reply

"They could also get prison time for having the wrong literature"

We do the same for certain types of pornography.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-09 05:16 PM | Reply

"like a foreign newspaper"

We assassinated the guy who published "Inspire" with a drone strike.
For publishing, he was deemed an imminent threat to the United States of America.

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-09 05:20 PM | Reply

20 | Posted by aborted_monson, Did you craw out from under your rock Abortion? If this coward sees his shadow will we see six more years of Trump in the white house? Actually the commentators on Fox all admit they are on the right, and you would know it if you had ever watched. I suppose CNN is actually "the most trusted name in news".

#21 | POSTED BY comrade DOCNJO
Captain deflection strikes again.

Care to back up your lie with a link? Show me a link where a Fox News personality on air (see on Fox News) admits they are right wing. I'll wait.
< cue jeopardy theme song here >

#26 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-06-09 07:01 PM | Reply

#4 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Big Corp coddler ....

#27 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-09 10:14 PM | Reply

#24 | Posted by snoofy, Are you seriously defending child porn? Sex with minors is a crime, recording it is a crime, distributing those recordings is a crime. Children can not give consent, thus sex with children is rape.

#28 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-10 12:48 PM | Reply

#25 | Posted by snoofy Inspire advocated Jihad against the US. He personally encouraged the Fort Hood shooter to murder 13 unarmed soldiers. He earned a missile in his lap, along with the other Jihadist in his car at the time.

#29 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-10 01:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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