YouTube - a video sharing website and subsidiary of Google - in its Terms of Service prohibits the posting of videos which violate copyrights or depict pornography, illegal acts, gratuitous violence, or hate speech .
YouTube blocked the account of Wael Abbas, an activist who posted videos of police brutality, voting irregularities and anti-government demonstrations. His account was subsequently restored. YouTube also removed a video produced by the American Life League which is critical of Planned Parenthood. It has since been restored
In 2006, Thailand blocked access to YouTube for users with Thai IP addresses. Thai authorities identified 20 offensive videos and demanded that Google remove them before it would unblock any YouTube content. In 2007 a Turkish judge ordered access to YouTube blocked because of content that insulted Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, a crime under Turkish law. On February 22, 2008, Pakistan Telecommunications attempted to block regional access to YouTube following a government order.
The attempt subsequently caused a worldwide YouTube blackout that took 2 hours to correct. Four days later, Pakistan Telecom lifted the ban after YouTube removed controversial religious comments made by a Dutch government official concerning Islam.
In October 2008, YouTube removed a video by Pat Condell titled Welcome to Saudi Britain; in response his fans re-uploaded the video themselves and the National Secular Society wrote to YouTube in protest. The video was eventually restored. During the December 2008 Gaza Strip airstrikes, YouTube removed videos of air strikes against Hamas that were posted by the IDF. During the 2008-2009 Gaza airstrikes, many videos that were criticizing Israel's actions in Gaza were being reported for removal[clarification needed] by Pro-Israeli groups such as The JIDF.
Approximately 6 weeks before the 2009 New York City mayoral election, YouTube also suspended the account of New York City artist and citizen journalist Suzannah B. Troy, who posted videos criticizing the controversial change in term limits law that enabled Michael Bloomberg to run for a third mayoral term in 2009. Her account was subsequently restored
Following the 2010 Moscow Metro bombings, the consequent video claim to the attacks by the Caucasus Emirate claimed 800,000 viewers in four days before it was removed, along with all videos of Doku Umarov, from the site. It was reported that over 300 videos from the Kavkaz Center were removed citing "inappropriate content." source - Wikipedia.org
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YouTube Censoring Anti-Radical Islamic Video Content Freedom Of Speech No Longer In Obama's America
Shut your mouth. The is a war on that escapes the notice of most people, but to those of us who report daily via blogs and websites on the sad state of our country and government, it is glaringly obvious. Censorship has come to America, and if you dare speak out in any way against radical Islam, the message is clear - you will be censored and you will be shut down. Leading the way in this neo-Nazi effort is the video-sharing site YouTube. Who is their latest target to censor? Us. Two weeks ago NTEB received this notice -
"Your account is not in good standing. Your account has received the following Community Guidelines warning strikes, which will expire in six months. Additional violations may result in the temporary disabling of your ability to post content to YouTube and/or the termination of your account."
Notices that NTEB recieved with no prior warning. The first time you know that you have violated the rules, it's too late and you have already been suspended.
As of the date of this posting - September 10, 2010 - NTEB has no access to it's YouTube account, cannot add or remove content or reply to postings and comments. Here is a list of our offenses:
Now The End Begins video channel shut off at YouTube
The first time I received a YouTube violation notice was August 6, 2010. It was for a video called "Kuwaiti Professor Calls For A Biological Attack On The White House" It was simply a news clip from the Middle East showing a Muslim professor who advocated launching a biological attack on the White House. Well, YouTube somehow found this to be "highly offensive" (I guess they don't like news), and issued me a violation notice. There was no prior warning of any kind about this or any other video I have on there. With the violation notice came a threat. YouTube said that if this "violation" were to happen again anytime in the "next 6 months", then my account would be suspended.
So, I reviewed all my videos and found nothing offensvie. Most of my videos are either news clips, interviews or music. There is no"hate speech" of any kind other than what would be found in a news interveiw with a radical Muslim. But reporting on the news is not the same as creating the news.
Today, I attempted to access my account and found it to be shut off due to another "violation". This time the offending video was something called "Muslim Demographics", a video that show the rapidly exaplnding Muslim populations around the world, and compares and contrasts it with the shrinking numbers of other people groups. Certainly nothing remotely resembling "hate speech". But let me ask you, do you see a pattern here, a theme perhaps? In both cases these videos reported on the Muslim community, and that, under Obama, is fast becoming a no-no in America.
This is the video thatYouTube found so offensive that they disabled my access to my own account.
The line is the sand
Social networking companies like YouTube have drawn the line in the sand and decided that they will stand up for radical Islam, even if it means censoring any and all opposing points of view. The liberal, progressive agenda is alive and well in America under the Obama adminsitration. But here is the funny thing about YouTube's censorship. They will allow myriad thousands of pro-Jihad, pro-terrorist and anti-semetic videos to play across their site 24/7. Bu dare to make a video that exposes Islamic jihad and your channel gets banned. What is happening to NTEB is happening to Conservative blogs and posts all across America.
Make no mistake - while our Founding Fathers loved and promoted freedom, our government does not. They will take from us anything we allow them to have.