Most of the people on this section of the forums are uber liberals who seemingly hate people with different viewpoints from them, (mtd, Marwin, etc.) so there's unfortunately no point in making these threads. They seem like the kind of people who stick their fingers in their ears when confronted with something they don't like and just yell, "LALALA MY OPINION'S RIGHT AND YOUR'S IS WRONG". I will say that there is censorship in America and it's getting worse and worse every passing year. It'll increase tenfold when Hillary's unfortunately elected. Then again, Russia will probably nuke us soon after that so I guess censorship won't matter that much anymore.
Don't quote me on this, but I've been on these forums for...
...uhh....f*ck. Over a decade? I don't know if the demographics have changed, but as far as I recall a HUGE portion of this forums were Europeans. At the very least, when I would spend a ton of time at Gen Chat I would see a ton of Europeans. This isn't ''scientific'' mind you, but I always saw GTAF as having more Europeans than normal.
Whatever 'normal' is.
And given that Americans are generally more right wing than Europeans, at least when it comes to government social programs, then you're partially right. There's a lot of people that would be called American liberals here (I put ''American'' in there don't bitch me out for using liberal in a different manner than is normally the case in Europe like last time). But I owuldn't say they'd stick their fingers in their ears like retards and make no rational arguments. I've always liked GTAF for having a lot of mature sensible people. Well, I mean when it comes to arguments some of them come up with really low tier garbage, but for the most part
Anyway I'm not gonna make this a f*cking quote train like I did in that election thread where I wound up having massive quotes and like 7 different conversations every time I visited it that I just got tired of and didn't bother with anymore.
Media publications have been known to censor controversial viewpoints, it really doesn't matter what political ideology is behind them, if what they're saying is controversial and enough people are concerned about it then they will probably get censored. I'm sure if there was some hardcore left-wing liberal on there telling everyone about how God is just a big imaginary fabrication that there would be some people pissed off about that too.
What exactly prompted his banning? Within the American context criticizing Islam and the Feminist movement in the modern era isn't liberal
People like Bill Maher, who are seen as American liberals, get a lot of flak from their own side of the isle for criticizing Islam.
not sure if the youtube tags still work, here's hoping. Was there a specific reason for his banning? I can rationally make the case that his anti-christian content was perfectly fine for the longest of time until he started looking at Muslims as well. I don't watch him so it might be the case that he always targetted Muslims and Feminists from the start and it's not a recent change in 'targeting'. But merely saying, ''this guy is viewed as a liberal and he was banned'' needs more meat to it.
You mean YouTube isn't politically motivated by what they censor, but more concerned with not offending the sensibilities of their viewership?
What they consider offensive IS politically motivated, though. Because everything is political now. Questioning immigration policy and current groups CAN be viewed as racist and insensitive by the Left. Generally speaking American Leftists are more sensitive and easily offended; 'trigger warnings' didn't come from the American Right. Wasn't the dude from Mozilla fired because he donated some money to prop 8 in California or something? What a company views as offensive and what breaches peoples sensibilities isn't an apolitical matter.
As for them not being available in restricted mode, a completely optional broad-brush filter used by many a school and concerned parent, being some kind of liberal conspiracy - Half of The Young Turks, YouTube's biggest liberal news channel's content is unavailable, hell half of Buzzfeed's content is too for crying out loud. Talk about crying wolf.
Good point. Is there a way to check what is and isn't accessible through restricted mode other than scrolling through every video and counting it? Got on restricted mode and their vids were still there; is there an easier way to verify? I was outraged more than anything since PragerU is so effin tame that I was just confused as to why something so benign would be restricted. Actually, if TYT content is blocked I wanna see what the actual content itself is, because that Cenk guy loves cursing people out.
This reminds me when idiots complain about idiots getting it's sh*tty YT channel/twitter/reedit account getting deleted for "un-PC reasons".
(Read un-PC reasons as: sexists/homophobic rants, racially cyberbullying actresses in a upcoming sh*tty movie remake, etc)
''I'm for free speech but not hate speech''
So you're not for free speech. The defense of free speech doesn't come when it's easy to defend the content, it comes when it's hard to defend it. If it's rants I don't care; as for cyberbullying that black actress I didn't keep up with that. But afaik it's the same basic tabloid trash of gossip and sh*t talking that has been around since forever. Please tell me how bitching out a celebrity on youtube is the same as intimate cases of ''cyber bullying'' whereby its real world bullying that just carries over to Facebook after school. Where people confront one another the next day in the street.
I swear we got a 40 year old woman here and she doesn't know where the block button is it's effin ridiculous.
I am perfectly okay with mass censorship, though often for moral rather than purely political reasons. I don't believe in free speech as it exists now, when the masses cannot be trusted to use it responsibly.
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