(Jack Burns) YouTube has finally announced that it will start cracking down on the countless videos that have amassed millions of views featuring family cartoon characters and superheroes in violent, sexual or other inappropriate scenarios, which target unsuspecting children.
by Jack Burns, November 12th, 2017
As The Free Thought Project first reported in June, comedian Daniel Tosh raised concerns with objectionable content found on YouTube. Tosh revealed how the “Seven Super Girls” channel—while it is geared to teenage content creators—likely also serves as eye candy for pedophiles looking to indulge in streaming videos of real kids in compromising situations.
“This is political censorship of the worst sort; it’s just an excuse to suppress political viewpoints,” Robert Epstein, a former editor in chief of Psychology Today and noted expert on Google, told wsws.”
“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.”
“If ever there were a time for people to get over their political, religious, racial, sexual, or any other differences — it is now. While we may disagree on different issues, if any one group is allowed to be silenced, it is only a matter of time until everyone else is silenced too.”
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