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Big Tech Censors Strike Again

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Posted By: M2, 8/28/2019 11:01:19 AM

ouTube on Monday banned three more independent commentators: James Allsup, “The Iconoclast,” and “Way of the World.” Their crime? Outspoken defense of Western Civilization, which apparently now is considered “hate speech.” Taken together, the videos posted by these three commentators had been watched more than 100 million times. The most prominent of the newly banished, James Allsup, had over 450,000 subscribers. Thanks to this latest move by YouTube, America’s de facto Ministry of Truth, nearly a half-million Americans now have less reason than ever to believe their First Amendment rights will be respected, or, by extension, any of their constitutional rights. Do the masters of YouTube fear “right-wing extremism?”



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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 8/28/2019 12:44:43 PM (No. 164831)
Here is the key thing: if Big Tech companies are going to decide what can and cannot be posted on their sites, then they need to be held responsible for profiting from the illegal things which they allow to be posted. Their immunity to such liability is based on the now fiction that they do not control what people can post.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: chance_232 8/28/2019 2:37:47 PM (No. 164938)
I dont have much, but I wii invest in the conservative answer to facebook, twitter and google.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ByteGuru 8/28/2019 2:59:30 PM (No. 164960)
The easiest solution is also the most obvious - remove the protections in law accorded to a 'platform' and re-classify them as publishers. When FacePlant, Twatter, Giggle et al are made responsible for the content on their servers, their content monitors will be spending their time looking for uploads that can cause legal problems rather than political leanings ... at least one would hope. And if the threat of 'death by libel' is considered too great and they fold their tent, from a conservative point of view it would be no great loss.
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