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Fascism? YouTube Marks 21 PragerU Videos As "Restricted"
Here's another on the long list of examples of YouTube treating conservatives like crap: Twenty-one PragerU videos have been marked "Restricted..."
Jared Sichel, communications director for PragerU, said in a statement that the organization has been communicating with YouTube, which is owned by Google, for "several months" trying to get their videos uncensored. Sichel explained what placing the videos in "restricted mode" does.
"Restricted mode is something that many parents and schools use so that children don't watch explicit adult and sexual content — not so they can't find animated, educational videos on topics ranging from history and economics to happiness and philosophy," he wrote.
Wait, YouTube wouldn't do that. I'm sure there's been a big misunderstanding...
For comparison, PragerU posted to its Facebook page that videos addressing similar topics from the liberal Vox are not placed in restricted mode. For instance, the PragerU video "Is America Racist?" is in restricted mode, while Vox's "The racist history of US immigration history" is not.
Yep, should have seen that coming.
We're all huge PragerU fans (see New Report: Whites Actually Way More Likely to Be Shot By Police… and WATCH: Working Fewer Hours? Thank ObamaCare…). We also know a thing or two about having videos censored by YouTube.
Look, YouTube is a private company, so it can do what it wants, sure. But if they're advertising themselves as an open platform, while specifically targeting conservative media, that's not exactly building trust with its audience. It also is further proof that media leans heavily left. This is PragerU we're talking about. It's not exactly offensive, is it? Each video is a person hitting a point, refuting it, showing facts. There are some animations. No blood, violence, sexual content. Just ideas.
That, of course, is the problem. PragerU has proven itself valuable in the war on liberal ideas. So rather than allowing other YouTube channels to compete, or refute PragerU (LOL), YouTube stepped in, marked some of the videos "restrictive." Because little butt-hurt leftists don't like being triggered for being wrong. Tough toenails.
PragerU has a petition up on their site. I encourage you to sign and share with your friends. Liberal ideas cannot win on their own. PragerU is one effective channel fighting them. And YouTube knows it. Allegedly (said for legal reasons).
It's not just YouTube silencing conservatives that we have to worry about. It's Facebook too...