We’ve written about YouTube’s censorship issues before (see YouTube/Facebook Censor Black Blogger for Having Wrong Opinion and Of Course! Restricted Mode Backfires on LGBT YouTubers, So YouTube Changes Its Policy). But now they’re restricting Mike Rowe videos? Like, THAT Mike Rowe?
Mike Rowe delivered a killer point via a PragerU video in which the dispelled the notion of always “Following your dream.” Which YouTube found offensive, in some way.
Rowe of course went public on his Facebook page.
Last June, I was invited by Denis Prager to give the commencement speech at his virtual university. I accepted. The speech exists today in the form of a 5-minute video that’s been viewed nearly 6 million times on YouTube. I’ve just learned however, that YouTube has determined the content of that video to be “inappropriate.”
Here’s the offensive video, which we wrote about last June.
Really? We’re calling THIS offensive?
“Some videos don’t violate our policies, but may not be appropriate for all audiences. In these cases, our review team may place an age restriction when we’re notified of the content.”
Is it possible that YouTube has determined that the IDEAS expressed in my speech are inappropriate for people under 18 – The precise audience that most needs to hear this message? The answer appears to be yes. So, before I officially complain to YouTube, I thought perhaps I might ask 5 million of my closest friends if my head is up my astericks.
Your head, no.
YouTube’s head is a different story. Ideas, especially ideas that tilt right, are verboten in the eyes of leftists who worship the machine of GOVERNMENT. So how dare Mike Rowe suggest people be independent by pursuing a career with promise, rather than blindly following a passion.
This isn’t the first time YouTube has done this…