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Youtube Purges Alternative Media As The Deep State Marches Us Toward WW3

YouTube and Google are blacklisting and censoring sites left and right. Alt-left and alt-right, that is.

Amazingly, this may be one of the only things that radical groups on both sides of the imaginary fence are able to agree upon: YouTube and Google, literally overnight, issued a wide-spread update and demonetized political videos on both sides.

Infowars’ Paul Joseph Watson has this to say about it (for now):

Believing that YouTube is cracking down on Pro-Trump supporters (Diamond and Silk included), Watson issued this video plea in an attempt to raise awareness of what the multi-media juggernauts are doing.

Pro-trump supporters aren’t the only ones, though: Luke Rudkowski has a lot to say about his recent purge from YouTube, stating that all of his videos that were clearly critical of President Trump were demonetized. Continuing on, he said about people claiming their pro-Trump status was getting them censored:

Obviously that is not the case since it looks like they hit me first and my channel is very clearly critical of Donald Trump for the real reasons that the MSM would never touch.”

World Socialist was hit too. They report:

Truthout, a not-for-profit news website that focuses on political, social, and ecological developments from a left progressive standpoint, had its readership plunge by 35 percent since April. The Real News, a nonprofit video news and documentary service, has had its search traffic fall by 37 percent. Another site, Common Dreams, last week told the WSWS that its search traffic had fallen by up to 50 percent.

Editor in Chief of Psychology Today, Robert Epstein, comments:

This is political censorship of the worst sort; it’s just an excuse to suppress political viewpoints”

Since the Anti-Defamation League cheered on Google and YouTube for taking down hate speech and extremist content, concern is being expressed that the ADL is in fact deciding who gets flagged. Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the ADL, had this to say about it:

The fight against terrorist use of online resources and cyberhate has become one of the most daunting challenges in modern history. Google has been a leader in this area from the beginning. The reality is extremists and terrorists continue to migrate to and exploit various other social media platforms. We hope that those platforms can learn from and emulate what YouTube is doing to proactively identify and remove extremist content.“

For an organization that labeled a cartoon frog as a radical hate symbol, this seems pretty big talk. And it has a number of groups worried that disagreeing with the People in Charge is the new standard of what is considered “hate speech”.

That’s right: People challenging the corporate nature of our government are being lumped in with terrorists and flagged as hate speech. Citing that it can take “years to develop a platform able to break through the status quo”, alternative media sites are worried that the recent crackdown is a huge step back from genuine free speech.

Alternative media challenges our preconceptions, for better or for worse. By limiting that, we limit our ability to learn — about ourselves, and each other. Is that really how you want to live your life?

Freedom works because of the ability for contrasting viewpoints to be presented equally. Anything infringing on this denigrates the concept of freedom itself. When we stop the ability to spread ideas, we stop the ability to spread freedom of choice, as well.

Steemit is doing its part to address this, by creating an uncensored blockchain-based social media platform. Encouraging users to post and read what they want, it offers monetization options, as well. Similar to Reddit, it is already gaining much traction.

Outlets like this give us an opportunity to resist the tightening grip of corporations that may not have our best interests at heart. As the wave of censorship continues to sweep over Google and YouTube, please take the time to alert your friends and loved ones of the alternatives where we may still discuss these things freely.

See the post that inspired this one here

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