The Big Tech overlords hate you if you think for yourself instead of subscribing to the warped hive mind mentality that permeates their ‘nerdom.’ YouTube, for example, has enacted a test that seems like it was taken straight out of George Orwell’s “1984.”
In case you missed it, one of conservative talk show host Steven Crowder’s YouTube channels, Crowder Bits, was suspended for a week because of a video posted 15 months ago in which he poked fun at an obese activist who stormed the court at a Brooklyn Nets game.
Yeah, that’s all it took apparently for YouTube to get “triggered.”
Gerald Morgan, CEO of Mug Club, the subscription-based company that houses the “Louder with Crowder” show among others, spoke about his interaction with a YouTube representative, who told him that the channel could take some “training” in order to learn about what to and what not to say and do going forward.
The representative told Morgan the following when he asked if they could just take the video down:
“She said, ‘Okay, no. Probably next time, though. But what you can do is you can do some training,’” Morgan said. “And what I immediately thought, ‘Oh my gosh! They now have re-education that you can do to just get a warning instead of a strike.’”
Following that, the “Louder with Crowder” crew — currently broadcasting on Rumble and Mug Club — went through the “re-education” training that the representative suggested.
The questions were very convoluted and amounted to “training” content creators to turn on their friends if they were controversial, while also “training” people to function only in the way that YouTube wants — essentially making YouTube a publisher and violating their Section 230 protections.
Here’s an example of one of the questions/re-education:
One of Steven’s favorite YouTube channels, “Conversations with Jeffrey,” was recently terminated for repeated Community Guidelines violations. Steven found that the same creator, Jeffrey, started uploading new video content on another video hosting website after his channel’s termination, urging followers to spread it online, including on YouTube. Steven begins to upload all of Jeffrey’s new videos onto his own YouTube channel.
Is this a violation?
Crowder responded to the question live on air on Monday during that day’s “Louder with Crowder” episode.
“What this sounds like, and the problem is they’ve expanded this, they want to eliminate competition, right?” Crowder said. “They want to use this to enforce with some people, sending people over to Rumble.”
Crowder noted that fellow content creator told him that he was experiencing “throttling” by YouTube for videos in which he encouraged viewers to also watch his content on Rumble, YouTube’s chief competition in the video realm.
For the full rundown of questions and analysis of the situation, watch below:
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