YouTube Censors Epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski for Opposing Lockdown – Global Research


20-05-20 02:32:00,

this is an article by NYP. Selected excerpts

Big Tech companies are aggressively tamping down on COVID-19 “misinformation” — opinions and ideas contrary to official pronouncements.

Dr. Knut M. Wittkowski, former head of biostatistics, epidemiology and research design at Rockefeller University, says YouTube removed a video of him talking about the virus that had racked up more than 1.3 million views.

Wittkowski, 65, is a ferocious critic of the nation’s current steps to fight the coronavirus. He has derided social distancing, saying it only prolongs the virus’ existence, and has attacked the current lockdown as mostly unnecessary.

Wittkowski, who holds two doctorates in computer science and medical biometry, believes the coronavirus should be allowed to create “herd immunity,” and that short of a vaccine, the pandemic will only end after it has sufficiently spread through the population.

“With all respiratory diseases, the only thing that stops the disease is herd immunity. About 80% of the people need to have had contact with the virus, and the majority of them won’t even have recognized that they were infected,” he says in the now-deleted video.

“I was just explaining what we had,” Wittkowski told The Post of the video, saying he had no idea why it was removed. The footage was produced by the British film company Journeyman Pictures.

“They don’t tell you. They just say it violates our community standards. There’s no explanation for what those standards are or what standards it violated.”

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In articles and interviews across the web, he has likened COVID-19 to a “bad flu.” That likely made him a target for YouTube, which said in April it would be “removing information that is problematic” about the pandemic.

“Anything that goes against [World Health Organization] recommendations would be a violation of our policy and so removal is another really important part of our policy,” CEO Susan Wojcicki told CNN.

Wittkowski’s argument is a minority opinion among his colleagues, but still well within mainstream thought and currently is the basis for Sweden’s non-lockdown approach to the pandemic.

The embattled WHO,

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YouTube Deletes Viral Video Claiming Dr. Fauci Spewing ‘Absolute Propaganda’ About COVID-19


07-05-20 05:08:00,

One thing that should be abundantly clear by now is that any thoughts, opinions, or speculation which challenges the official narratives regarding COVID-19 will be promptly silenced by Silicon Valley, under the guise of protecting the public – which apparently can’t be trusted to absorb information and form their own opinions.

The most recent example of censored wrongthink is a new documentary, Plandemic, which features former chronic fatigue researcher Judy Milkovits, who claims that Dr. Anthony Fauci – head of the  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) – is spewing ‘absolute propaganda’ about COVID-19.

In the video, Mikovits claimed Fauci perpetrated propaganda that led to the deaths of millions of people in the past. She also raised questions about how COVID-19 deaths are being counted.

However, one of her biggest beefs against Fauci dates to the battles for credit over the discovery of HIV in the early 1980s.

In the video, Mikovits claimed she isolated HIV from the saliva and blood of patients in France but that Fauci was involved in delaying research so a friend could take credit, which allowed the HIV virus to spread. These claims are not proven. They were also disseminated in April by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Kennedy alleged on the Children’s Health Defense website (where he is chairman) –Heavy

Google’s YouTube is currently playing whack-a-mole with a 25 minute promotional vignette for the documentary which has gone viral – deleting new versions seemingly as fast as they pop up. The original version had over 1.6 million views when it was censored.

Facebook, however, hasn’t deleted it (yet):

As noted by Heavy’s Jessica McBride, Mikovits has a new book out, Plague of Corrpution, which currently has 4.5 / 5 stars on Amazon.

Mikovits, who has a new book out, was featured in the first vignette released to promote the movie. Her controversial career in the scientific community has been punctuated by an arrest, lawsuit, retracted research study, allegations against Fauci and clashes with the founders of the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease, which is located in Reno,

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YouTube Sides With World Health Organization On Coronavirus


23-04-20 07:25:00,

Submitted by ValueWalk

YouTube says it will take down any videos that contradict what the World Health Organization says about the coronavirus. As the WHO finds itself in the middle of controversy over China’s handling of COVID-19, it sounds like any videos even criticizing the agency could be removed.

Of course, the issue of censorship by the world’s biggest tech firms isn’t new, and it’s unlikely to change anytime soon.

YouTube backs World Health Organization on coronavirus

In an interview with CNN, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said they’ve seen a 75% increase in video views for news from “authoritative sources” since the beginning of 2020. She also said they’ve been busy removing “problematic information” like anything that is “medically unsubstantiated.”

Susan gave examples of videos advising people to take vitamin C or turmeric as content that violates YouTube’s policies. She also said YouTube will remove anything that goes against World Health Organization recommendations.

Another example of a topic the video platform cracked down on is the conspiracy theory claiming 5G towers cause coronavirus symptoms. She added that even during non-pandemic times, they’ve been removing information that is a violation of their policy. She also said YouTube has made “numerous policy changes” to stay ahead of the rapid changes

WHO says coronavirus didn’t come from a lab

One of the most widespread theories about the coronavirus is that it originated in a lab in Wuhan, the original epicenter of the virus. The theory has picked up so much steam that the U.S. has reportedly launched an official investigation into it.

However, YouTube could theoretically remove videos that talk about this theory because the World Health Organization officially said on Tuesday that COVID-19 did not come from any lab. A spokesperson for the WHO said on Tuesday that the virus is likely of animal origin.

USA Today and Reuters report that a spokesperson for the agency said it’s unclear how the novel coronavirus made the leap from bats to humans. They believe an intermediate animal served as a bridge.

This isn’t the first time public health experts have said that COVID-19 wasn’t engineered in a lab.

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YouTube: 5G-censuur zonder enig onderzoek..?!


06-04-20 12:55:00,

YouTube: 5G-censuur zonder enig onderzoek..?!

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YouTube (YT) is begonnen om bepaalde video’s te bannen, onder het motto van ‘bestrijden van complottheorieën’. In dit geval gaat het over filmpjes die de relatie tussen Corona en de nieuwe 5G-techniek besprken en/of aan willen tonen. En ja, links- of rechtsom, dat is gewoon regelrechte censuur natuurlijk; iets dat menigeen wellicht nooit verwacht zou hebben van dit bedrijf. Volgens YT gaat het erom ‘dit soort filmpjes’ minder vaak aan gebruikers voor te schotelen. Maar video’s waarin een direct verband tussen 5G en Corona wordt gelegd, worden direct verwijderd..

Niet gehinderd door enige kennis van zaken, noch door de afwezigheid van resultaten van zélf gedaan research achter deze filmpjes/beweringen, ziet YT kennelijk opnieuw een kans, zich verder manifesteren als een soort Big Brother. Méér dan een simpele dienstverlener, die filmpjes aanreikt aan geïnteresseerden. Je kunt ook zeggen, dat YT de kans schoon ziet, een verder cruciale rol te gaan spelen bij het SELECTIEF informeren van de wereldbevolking.

YT liet deze boodschap weten aan de Britse krant The Guardian (HIER) en reageert daarmee op een onrustige week in het Verenigd Koninkrijk, waarbij mensen meerdere telefoonmasten met 5G-antennes aanvielen en sommige 5G-stations, zelfs in brand werden gezet. Ook de BBC berichtte over deze zaak HIER. YT zegt dat video’s met theorieën over de gevaren van 5G nog wel zijn toegestaan zijn, maar niet als er verband wordt gelegd tussen 5G en het coronavirus. YT vindt dat dit binnen het kader past, van het huidige beleid. “We hebben duidelijk afspraken die video’s verbieden die medisch ongefundeerde methodes bevatten.”

Onrust onstond dus, nadat een aantal 5G torens platgebrand waren in Birmingham, Liverpool en Melling. De toren in Birmingham was juist 2 dagen daarvoor neergezet. De theorie dat 5G en het Corona-virus gelinkt zijn, ontstond nadat bleek dat de uitbraak van het virus in Wuhan, kort nadat het 5G-netwerk functioneel was ‘aan’ gezet. Volgens deze idee, zorgt de heftige 5G-electromagnetische straling dat het menselijke immuunsysteem wordt onderdrukt, waardoor het Corona-virus kan opbloeien. En ja, berichten zijn er weer volop, dat de Russen achter deze theorie zouden zitten, om met desoriëntatie-nepnieuws onrust onder de bevolking te genereren.

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4D Chess And YouTube Metrics Debunked! James Corbett Reveals Truth You Won’t Hear On The MSM!


06-11-19 01:20:00,

4D Chess And YouTube Metrics Debunked! James Corbett Reveals Truth You Won’t Hear On The MSM!

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YouTube Removes 17,000 Channels, 100,000 Videos, 500 Million Comments for “Hate Speech”


24-10-19 12:29:00,

YouTube says it has removed more than 17,000 channels for “hate speech”, representing a spike in takedowns since its new “hate speech policy” went into effect in June.

THE GOOGLE-OWNED company calls the June update — in which YouTube said it would specifically prohibit videos that “glorify Nazi ideology” or deny “documented violent events” like the so-called Holocaust — a “fundamental shift in our policies” that resulted in the takedown of more than 100,000 individual videos during the second quarter of the year. The number of comments removed during the same period doubled to over 500 million, in part due to the new “hate speech policy”.

YouTube said that the 30,000 videos it had removed in the last month
represented 3 percent of the views that knitting videos generated during
the same period.

“We’ve been removing harmful content since YouTube started, but our
investment in this work has accelerated in recent years,” the company
wrote in a Sept. 3 blog post detailing its efforts to clean up its
platform through the removal of videos that violate its standards.

YouTube, which has 2 billion monthly logged-in users, has come under fire in recent years for its struggle to keep up with the constant influx of new content that “promotes violence, hate speech or misinformation”. The company has taken steps to censor its platform and remove such content, relying on its machine learning technology to help detect videos that are in need of human review. In the blog post, YouTube said an update to its spam detection system during the second quarter led to a 50 percent increase in the number of channels that were terminated for violating its spam policies.

Together with Google, YouTube also has a team of over 10,000 people
who focus on detecting, reviewing and removing videos that violate its

YouTube says the videos removed represented a five-times increase compared with the previous three months. Still, in early August the ADL’s Center on “Extremism” reported finding “a significant number of channels that continue to spread anti-Semitic and white supremacist content”.

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Google, YouTube Forced to Pay $170 Million Fine for Illegally Monitoring Children Online


04-09-19 06:13:00,

By Matt Agorist

As YouTube, Google, and Twitter crack down on peaceful channels, censor alternative media, and allow child exploitation videos to flourish, the Federal Trade Commission has slapped the tech giant with a $170 million fine and other sanctions for unscrupulously and illegally tracking children.

The fine was the result of a lawsuit against the company for violating the rights of children under 13 years old by tracking them online without their parents’ consent.

As Politico reports, under a consent decree, YouTube will require users to self-identify whether videos they upload are meant for children, obtain parental consent before collecting personal information about kids and provide its employees with annual training on how to comply with the children’s privacy law. Google and YouTube have also agreed to no longer use personal data previously collected from kids. YouTube will pay $34 million of the $170 million fine to New York.

“This settlement achieves a significant victory for the millions of parents whose children watch child-directed content on YouTube,” Republican FTC Chairman Joe Simons and fellow GOP Commissioner Christine Wilson said in a joint statement. “It also sends a strong message to children’s content providers and to platforms.”

During the lawsuit, YouTube made it clear that their platform is not intended for children, even pointing it out in their terms of service. However, the New York attorney general’s office said it found evidence that a “well-known” YouTube channel repeatedly informed Google that their videos were meant to target children under the age of 13.

“Google and YouTube knowingly and illegally monitored, tracked, and served targeted ads to young children just to keep advertising dollars rolling in,” New York AG Letitia James, a Democrat, said in a statement. “These companies put children at risk and abused their power, which is why we are imposing major reforms to their practices and making them pay one of the largest settlements for a privacy matter in U.S. history.”

This lawsuit is certainly landmark and could pave the way for more. As TFTP reported last year, New Mexico filed a lawsuit against them and several app developers for illegally collecting data from children under the age of 13 without parental consent.

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YouTube Says It’s “More Important Than Ever” to Be An Open Platform — 1 Day After Massive Banning Spree


28-08-19 08:09:00,

By Chris Menahan

CEO Susan Wojcicki said Tuesday that it’s “more important than ever” for YouTube to remain an “open platform” just one day after going on a massive banning spree targeting right-wingers for so-called “hate speech.”

YouTube CEO @SusanWojcicki says it’s “more important than ever” to let people upload anything they want.

That means the video platform is okay with “content that is outside the mainstream, controversial, or even offensive.”

— Vox (@voxdotcom) August 27, 2019

Amazingly, this is not satire.

From Vox, “YouTube’s CEO says it’s ‘more important than ever’ to let people upload anything they want”:

Can the world’s largest video company continue to let its 2 billion users upload anything they want, whenever they want?

Yes, says the woman who runs that company: In a letter addressed to creators on YouTube, CEO Susan Wojcicki says the platform is committed to remaining open because she thinks the upside of that approach very much outweighs the downside.

This isn’t a new idea, and it’s one that Wojcicki, along with people who run other giant tech platforms, say in private all the time. But Wojcicki is saying it again, today, as critics are increasingly questioning if it’s a philosophy that works for tech companies at a global scale. […]

“I believe preserving an open platform is more important than ever,” Wojcicki writes in a quarterly note aimed at YouTube’s most ardent users, who upload videos onto the site for fun and profit. While that note is usually dedicated to celebrating YouTube’s wide swath of creators, this one spends most of its time defending the idea that YouTube will continue to keep its doors open to anyone who wants to post just about anything on the site.

We’re reaching levels of propaganda never before thought possible.

Also Read from Activist Post: YouTube Terminated Our Unblemished Channel Without Warning

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YouTube Censors Hundreds Of “Anti-Protest” Channels In China As Propaganda — Zero Government Ties


25-08-19 07:21:00,

By The Last American Vagabond

Ideas that are dangerous to the establishment will be targeted regardless of truth.

Anything that challenges the official narrative is now “propaganda” and will be shut down by the Big Tech Ministry of Truth.

The Last American Vagabond breaks down the latest in arbitrary political censorship surrounding the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

Interesting how Twitter & YouTube (the government) seem to always go after “disinformation” just when the US is being accused of meddling in foreign affairs of adversaries. Almost as if they’re censoring US opponents, but surely that would never happen..😑

— LastAmericanVagabond (@TLAVagabond) August 22, 2019

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YouTube Blacklists Federal Reserve Information. It’s Up To YOU To Spread It!


05-08-19 09:31:00,


Breitbart finally covers the story of how Chris Hayes got YouTube to blacklist the search term “federal reserve” and scrub Century of Enslavement from those search results. Today, James puts out the challenge: can you break through the information blockade with good old word of mouth?

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YouTube Terminates Account of Sacramento Family Fighting Verizon 5G Small Cell Tower Installed Next to Children’s Bedroom


28-07-19 09:06:00,

By B.N. Frank

Few people in Sacramento have signed up for 5G.  Many want it gone, including the Davidson family who had a small cell tower installed next to their home.  They have been very public about experiencing symptoms of Microwave Sickness and Electromagnetic Sensitivity from exposure.  According to the family’s GoFundMe page, YouTube has now cancelled their account.


You can also visit the family’s blog 5G Awareness Now here.

The Telecom Industry has admitted they have no scientific evidence that 5G wireless is biologically safe and plenty of researchers say it isn’t (see 1, 2, 3).  American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other health experts have also warned that children are more vulnerable than adults to all sources of cell phone and wireless radiation.  Pets are affected by exposure too.

Unfortunately, 5G still being promoted, installed, and unleashed in the U.S. and around the world despite widespread growing opposition.  Last month, activists measured and videotaped 5G levels at Glastonbury Festival.  It’s no wonder this Sacramento family is suffering.

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YouTube löscht NuoViso-Kanal! |


12-07-19 09:28:00,

Sehr gut!

Genau wie Alex Jones gesperrt wurde, hätten die schon längst weg gehört. Sie sind auch nicht die Einzigen.

Viele Kanäle, die sehr grenzwertig zu Straftatbeständen berichten, im Falle von Nuoviso oft Esoterikscharlatane und seit einiger Zeit AfDler (also einer rassistisch und neoliberal dominierten Partei) eine Bühne geben, nützen aus, dass Silicon Valley Konzerne jegliche juristische Auseinandersetzung meiden, weil das Geld kostet. Das wäre weniger Gewinn für sie. Schadet als einer ihrer User anderen Usern, sollen die das unter sich ausmachen. Da lassen sie dann lieber ihre Konsumenten ungeschützt. Hinzu kommt noch, dass sie mittlerweile aktiv daran verdienen, dass Menschen im Internet in die Irre geführt werden, denn negative Emotionen bewegen die Menschen stärker und sie verbringen so mehr Zeit mit eben Youtube. Genauso war es bei dem Brexit. Die Medienkampagnien dazu wurden gesponsort von Milliardären, die teils im Ausland leben (bspw. Dysen zieht gerade nach Singapur). Auch das kann man bei unseren Afdlern teils beobachten, zumindest bei dem neoliberalen Flügel, dass sie sich über Wirtschaftsflüchtlinge beschweren, sich nicht scheuen, das mit ihrem völkischen Flügel zu tun, aber selbst teilweise auch Wirtschaftsflüchtlinge (wie Wisnewski oder Janich) sind.

Ich habe gerade Teile des Interviews mit dem Simens-Manager in Ruhestand geschaut. Das war praktisch ein CDUler light, sah man bspw. an seiner Bewunderung für Heiner Geisler. Ken wollte ihm mit Relotius-Medien kommen. Das hat der CDUler abgebügelt als Einzelfall.

Die Wahrheit ist natürlich komplizierter:

Relotius ist nur die Kirsche auf der vergifteten Torte, in dem Fall von SPON, jahrelange Kriegspropaganda gegen Syrien, aktuell gegen Iran usw. Relotius brachte diese Kriegshetze in eine neue Dimension und hat sehr offensichtlich gelogen und Geschichten erfunden. Dafür bekam er sogar noch Preise, was diese auch entwertet hat. Das flog dann durch den syrischen freien Mitarbeiter auf, hätte aber auch jeder Leser, so wie ich damals sofort sagen können. Mir war das damals sofort klar, dass das frei erfundene quasi Homestories waren, beim Lesen von einigen Relotius-Artikeln.

Es ging nach dem Motto: BABY IN BACKOFEN GEBRATEN!

BILD roch den Braten …

Normalerweise arbeiten die klassischen sogenannten linkliberalen MSM doch etwas subtiler in ihren Beeinflussungsmethoden: Weniger große aufregende Story, mehr Fakten, wie in letzter Zeit viele Autoren herausgearbeitet haben.

Nuoviso dagegen war wirklich oft genug selbst ein Relotius-Medien,

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YouTube Just Fired the First Shot in a New War on Journalism


07-06-19 07:05:00,

By Emma Fiala

Wednesday morning, news began circulating warning that YouTube was about to delete thousands of accounts in the platform’s latest wave of censorship. This time, the massive video sharing platform claimed to be targeting hateful content, “supremacists,” conspiracy theorists and anything that promotes discrimination or segregation based on sexual orientation, religion, race, gender, age and more.

Upon hearing the news, regular consumers of independent media knew exactly what to expect: Censorship. Corporate platforms use these vague terms that sound nice in theory to cast a wide net that also de-platforms independent, anti-war, and rational voices. Whether this is done on purpose or is a consequence of using artificial intelligence and algorithms to monitor content remains to be seen.

Youtube is about to do a purge. What do you think?

— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) June 5, 2019

YouTube claims to have made the decision following a review of its own rules on hateful content. In a blog post, the platform wrote:

Today, we’re taking another step in our hate speech policy by specifically prohibiting videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

The announcement continued:

We will begin enforcing this updated policy today; however, it will take time for our systems to fully ramp up and we’ll be gradually expanding coverage over the next several months.

YouTube’s blog post continued:

The openness of YouTube’s platform has helped creativity and access to information thrive. It’s our responsibility to protect that, and prevent our platform from being used to incite hatred, harassment, discrimination and violence.

We are committed to taking the steps needed to live up to this responsibility today, tomorrow and in the years to come.

According to YouTube, users should anticipate changes that will alter what content is populated in the “up next” sidebar and the ability for users to earn ad revenue by promoting harmful content.

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Rezos YouTube ist ein großer Beitrag zur dringend notwendigen Stärkung des Interesses für politische Zusammenhänge


24-05-19 09:39:00,

Wenn heute immer wieder und mit Recht die miserable Qualität der politischen Entscheidungen und der politischen Debatte beklagt wird, dann hat das auch damit zu tun, dass es vielen politischen Entscheidungen an sachlicher Qualität fehlt. Und dies wiederum ist auch die Folge dessen, dass in die Politik seit einiger Zeit vor allem Karrieristen streben und weniger junge Leute mit Sachverstand. Die vom Grundgesetz vor 70 Jahren anvisierte Willensbildung in den Parteien ist auch deshalb ziemlich miserabel geworden. In dieser Situation ist das Video von Rezo ein hoffnungsvolles Zeichen. Es ist – Stand 8:00 Uhr am 24. Mai – über 7 Millionen mal aufgerufen worden; vermutlich erreicht es mehrheitlich junge Menschen. Schönheitsfehler: Wahlempfehlung mit Schlagseite. Albrecht Müller.

Bei Jüngeren Interesse für Politik zu wecken und Zusammenhänge zu erklären, ist ungemein wichtig und richtig. Hoffentlich zieht es intelligente und engagierte Menschen an, sich einzumischen und auch persönlich in die Politik zu gehen.

Es folgen ein paar Anmerkungen zum Inhalt und zum Umgang mit dem Video:

  1. Vorweg und ohne Vorbehalt: Es ist sinnvoll, dieses Video weiter zu verteilen und es auch für Diskussionen im eigenen Freundes- und Bekanntenkreis zu nutzen. Übrigens auch in den Gesprächskreisen der NachDenkSeiten.
  2. Zu den Inhalten – was kommt in dem Video vor. Eine Auswahl:
    • Die CDU, gemeint ist damit CDU und CSU, hat total versagt. Sie manipuliert, ist inkompetent, sie setzt sich Ziele, die sie dann nicht einhält. Ähnlich stehen werde es um die SPD.
    • Die miserable Verteilung der Einkommen und Vermögen wird beschrieben.
    • Mangelnde Chancengleichheit, Aufstiegschancen sind geringer als in anderen Ländern.
    • Klimaschutz, Artensterben, dabei ausführlich zur tödlichen Nutzung von Kohle, Öl usw. Insgesamt werde von der Union eine zukunftszerstörende Politik gemacht. Dabei bringt der Autor des Videos viele Hinweise auf wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse.
    • Der Wandel von alten Arbeitsplätzen, zum Beispiel Kohleabbau, zu neuen wird beschrieben.
    • Drohneneinsatz, Atombomben und ihre Modernisierung – die CDU ist den USA hörig.
    • Der Westen erzeugt mit seinen Drohneneinsätzen und Kriegen Terroristen
    • Merkels Befürwortung des Irak-Krieges und ihr opportunistischer Wandel
    • Die Inkompetenz anderer Politiker wie zum Beispiel von Sigmar Gabriel, Martin Schulz, Michael Roth wird gezeigt. Genauso das jämmerliche Bild der Vertreter von Ministerien auf der Bundespressekonferenz
    • Inkompetenz der CDU wird auch an weiteren Beispielen sichtbar gemacht: Umgang mit Drogen,

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YouTube Begins Shutting Down Revenue For Anti-Vaccine Videos | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda


06-04-19 09:22:00,

By Jason Erickson

As I recently reported, Facebook announced that it would begin exploring ways to fight anti-vaccine messaging after receiving a letter from Adam Schiff (D-CA).

Schiff and others of his ilk are doing their best to blame the measles outbreak in the U.S. on social media systems that offer anti-vaccine messaging in their “recommended reading and groups” areas.

In the above report about the letter that Schiff sent off to the heads of Facebook and Google, YouTube (owned by Google) was specifically mentioned as being illustrative of “the problem.”

From Bloomberg:

The first result under a search for “vaccines” on YouTube is a video showing a “middle ground” debate between supporters of vaccines and those who think they’re dangerous. The fourth result is first episode of a popular anti-vaccine documentary series called “The Truth About Vaccines.” It has almost 1.2 million views.

This type of level playing field of people actually seeing the information that concerns them enough to spur debate simply can’t stand.

BuzzFeed is reporting that YouTube will take a two-pronged approach to reducing the exposure of this type of messaging – first demonitizing the videos, plus adding a stern warning from the World Health Organization on the videos:

YouTube on Friday said it would prevent channels that promote anti-vax content from running advertising, saying explicitly that such videos fall under its policy prohibiting the monetization of videos with “dangerous and harmful” content. The move comes after advertisers on YouTube pulled their ads from these videos, following inquiries from BuzzFeed News.


In addition to demonetizing anti-vax content, YouTube also introduced a new information panel pertaining to vaccines. Previously, information panels appeared on anti-vax videos that explicitly mentioned the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, and only described what the MMR vaccine is for and linked to its Wikipedia page. Now, a considerably larger number of anti-vax videos have an information panel that links to the Wikipedia page for “vaccine hesitancy”, where it is described as “one of the top ten global health threats of 2019” according the World Health Organization.

This decision comes on the heels of YouTube being exposed for continuing to carry videos that show child exploitation.

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YouTube Will Determine What “Conspiracy” Is And Stop Recommending Such Videos


13-02-19 08:43:00,

Authored by Mike Krieger via Libnerty Blitzkrieg blog,

While the evolution of Google’s YouTube from a free expression platform into something entirely different has been underway for a while, it just took another step in a very short-sighted and restrictive direction. NBC News reports:

YouTube has announced that it will no longer recommend videos that “come close to” violating its community guidelines, such as conspiracy or medically inaccurate videos…Chaslot said that YouTube’s fix to its recommendations AI will have to include getting people to videos with truthful information and overhauling the current system it uses to recommend videos.

There’s a lot to unpack here so let’s get started. First, it appears YouTube has announced the creation of a new bucket when it comes to content uploaded to the site. It’s no longer just videos consistent with company guidelines and those that aren’t, but there’s now a category for “conspiracy or medically inaccurate videos.” This is a massive responsibility, which neither YouTube or anyone else seems fit to be judge and jury. In other words, YouTube is saying it’s comfortable deciding what is “conspiracy” and what isn’t. Which brings up a really important question.

So no videos of government officials lying the public into wars, or is that the Silicon Valley approved type conspiracy?

— Michael Krieger (@LibertyBlitz) February 11, 2019

“Conspiracy” and covering up conspiracies is a fundamental part of the human experience, and always has been. It demonstrates extreme hubris for a tech giant to claim it can differentiate between a legitimate conspiracy to explore, versus an illegitimate one. One person’s righteous investigation is another’s conspiracy theory, with Russiagate serving as an obvious contemporary example.

Going back to the early 21st century, we witnessed a major conspiracy to start a war in Iraq based on lies; lies which were endlessly repeated uncritically throughout the mass media. Even worse, General Wesley Clark described an even larger conspiracy which consisted of starting multiple additional wars in the aftermath of 9/11. This conspiracy is ongoing and has continued to move forward in the years since, through both Republican and Democratic administrations.

It’s pretty clear what will end up happening as a result of this tweaking to YouTube’s recommended videos AI.

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1984: YouTube Will Demote Conspiracy Videos In Its Recommendation Algorithm — A Scary Prospect For Freedom Of Thought | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda


29-01-19 12:41:00,

By Aaron Kesel

YouTube said Friday it will stop recommending conspiracy videos such as those claiming the Earth is flat, or promoting alternative theories about the September 11, 2001 attacks.

We’ll continue that work this year, including taking a closer look at how we can reduce the spread of content that comes close to—but doesn’t quite cross the line of—violating our Community Guidelines. To that end, we’ll begin reducing recommendations of borderline content and content that could misinform users in harmful ways—such as videos promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness, claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11.

While this shift will apply to less than one percent of the content on YouTube, we believe that limiting the recommendation of these types of videos will mean a better experience for the YouTube community. To be clear, this will only affect recommendations of what videos to watch, not whether a video is available on YouTube. As always, people can still access all videos that comply with our Community Guidelines and, when relevant, these videos may appear in recommendations for channel subscribers and in search results. We think this change strikes a balance between maintaining a platform for free speech and living up to our responsibility to users.

This change relies on a combination of machine learning and real people. We work with human evaluators and experts from all over the United States to help train the machine learning systems that generate recommendations. These evaluators are trained using public guidelines and provide critical input on the quality of a video.

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YouTube Tweaks Recommendations Algorithm To Block Videos By Flat Earthers, 9/11 Truthers


26-01-19 09:26:00,

YouTube has already employed a number of strategies to suppress content its owners have branded “conspiratorial”, “hateful” or otherwise contrary to the company’s Silicon Valley value system – including demonetizing videos and deplatforming controversial content creators like InfoWars. Yet, criticisms about YouTube being a breeding ground for these non-mainstream, Overton-window-expanding ideas have persisted. Now, the company is trying something that could potentially harm the company’s treasured view-hours metric: Tweaking its algorithm to stop users from being ushered into conspiratorial “rabbit holes” on everything from flat earthers, to the 9/11 truther movement, to purveyors of miracle cures.

Flat Earth

According to the Daily Beast, the streaming video website is tweaking its recommendations algorithm to overlook content that “comes close” to violating – but doesn’t explicitly violate – YouTube’s “community guidelines.” The company estimates that this will impact less than 1% of all videos posted on the site.

To be clear, these videos will still appear on YouTube, and they can still be displayed in search results. The only thing that will change, according to the company, is their placement in the recommendations bar or queue.

This could be a huge blow to Flat Earthers and others, who count YouTube as their biggest recruitment tool. But then again, that’s the whole point: YouTube said the policy does an adequate job of balancing free speech with the public interest.

Currently, conspiracy theories like Flat Earth count YouTube as one of their largest recruitment tools. At the second annual Flat Earth International Conference in November, most participants told The Daily Beast they’d converted to Flat Earth belief after watching YouTube videos on the topic. Some said they’d started watching videos on conspiracies like 9/11, and eventually saw Flat Earth videos recommended in their YouTube feeds; others said they went looking for Flat Earth videos, and were recommended a stream of new Flat Earth videos.

Guillaume Chaslot, a former YouTube employee who worked on the site’s recommendation algorithm in 2010 previously told The Daily Beast that the algorithm can push people down conspiratorial rabbit holes.

“I realized really fast that YouTube’s recommendation was putting people into filter bubbles,” Chaslot said last year. “There was no way out. If a person was into Flat Earth conspiracies,

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YouTube sperrt Channels der syrischen Regierung

YouTube sperrt Channels der syrischen Regierung

10-09-18 07:00:00,

Russísche Truppen beim angeblichen Zerstören von Drohnen am Luftwaffenstützpunkt Hmeymim. Bild: Sputnik

YouTube/Google macht die Entscheidung nicht transparent, die vor einer hoch aufgeladenen syrisch-russischen Offensive auf Idlib stattfindet

Irgendwann am Samstag sperrte YouTube die Kanäle der syrischen Regierung. Sie hätten, so wird denjenigen mitgeteilt, gegen die Nutzungsbedingungen verstoßen oder es läge eine Beschwerde gegen sie vor. Das betrifft die YouTube-Kanäle der Nachrichtenagentur Sana, des Präsidenten und des Militärs. Bislang hat YouTube die Gründe nicht mitgeteilt. Auf Twitter und Facebook finden sich die entsprechenden Seiten von Sana (Twitter, Instagram oder Facebook), des syrischen Präsidenten und des syrischen Militärs noch.

Man erinnert sich daran, dass YouTube im September des letzten Jahres, als der Konflikt zwischen den USA und Nordkorea hochkochte, die Kanäle der nordkoreanischen Regierung nach dem letzten Atomwaffenversuch abklemmte. Vermutet wurde, dass YouTube Sorge haben könnte, wegen der Sanktionen belangt zu werden, Obama hatte 2015 in einer Anordnung verboten, die Regierung in irgendeiner Weise zu unterstützen. Unklar blieb, warum YouTube, also Google, Accounts sperrte, aber nicht Twitter oder Facebook.

Die Frage stellt sich jetzt auch wieder. Die von Syrien und Russland angekündigte Offensive auf die “Rebellenhochburg” Idlib kann jederzeit beginnen, Kampfflugzeuge fliegen bereits Angriffe auf Ziele, das Pentagon veranstaltet im Süden Syriens Übungen und droht mit Angriffen, wenn Giftgas eingesetzt werden sollte, die türkische Armee soll Verstärkung nach Idlib geschickt haben, Propaganda von allen Seiten vernebelt die Sicht. Gerade warf das russische Verteidigungsministerium den USA vor, Phosphorbomben auf Ziele in Deir ez-Zor verwendet zu haben, Bellingcat beschuldigt Syrien-Russland im Verein mit den Weißhelmen, Krankenhäuser und “zivile Häuser” bombardiert zu haben . Während Russland sagt, dass Islamisten im Verein mit den Weißhelmen einen False-Flag-Giftgasangriff planen, um einen Anlass für einen Gegenschlag der Amerikaner, Franzosen und Briten zu erzeugen, warnen die Regierungen dieser Länder, sie würden dann noch stärker als zuletzt syrische Ziele angreifen.

Es steht eine “Entscheidungsschlacht” um Idlib an, die nicht nur das Ende der bewaffneten, großenteils dschihadistischen syrischen Opposition, die von vielen Seiten unterstützt wurden, nicht zuletzt durch die USA, die Türkei oder Saudi-Arabien, bedeuten könnte, sondern auch zu einer Aufteilung des Landes zwischen Damaskus und seinen Verbündeten sowie den USA und den SDF führen würde.

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YouTube Shuts Down All Syrian State Channels As Idlib Assault Begins

YouTube Shuts Down All Syrian State Channels As Idlib Assault Begins

09-09-18 04:59:00,

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, and as reported by RT, the Russian military reports being in possession of “irrefutable” data that terrorist groups, including Jabhat al-Nusra (a US proxy which also was affiliated with al-Qaeda) and the “White Helmets”, met in the Idlib province of Syria on Sunday September 2nd.

This meeting was to rehearse and plot the scenarios for the “chemical attacks” (or simulations thereof) to frame the Syrian government forces. This statement was made by the Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov:

The militants plotted the final scenarios for the chemical attacks that the Syrian army are expected to make in the cities of Jisr ash-Shugur, Serakab, Taftanaz and Sarmin, the Russian military revealed.

“Full readiness of all participants involved in the staging of the provocations is be ensured by the evening of September 8,” Konashenkov stated. He added that the terrorists are to receive a “special” signal from some “foreign friends of Syrian revolution” to launch the operation.

The statement comes after earlier warnings from Moscow’s that militants are preparing to stage a chemical attack in the Syrian province to give the Western coalition a pretext to strike Syria. In August, the Defense Ministry said that eight canisters of chlorine had been delivered to a village near Jisr al-Shughur city, and that a foreign-trained group of militants had also arrived in the area to simulate a rescue operation after the staged attack.

The US and its allies have repeatedly stressed its readiness to strike Syria if any attack takes place, ignoring all Russia’s warnings. Washington’s envoy to the UN Nikki Haley recently said that she already knows the perpetrators in case a chemical incident takes place in Syria.

In late August, American forces deployed missile destroyer USS Ross to the Mediterranean and USS The Sullivans to the Persian Gulf. The preparation of US military forces was condemned by Russia, with its Defense Ministry describing the move as “the latest evidence of the US intention” to take advantage of a false-flag attack.

On Friday, leaders of the three countries involved in the so-called “Astana process,” Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Iran’s Hassan Rouhani,

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YouTube goes to war with natural medicine… | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

YouTube goes to war with natural medicine… | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

26-05-18 10:51:00,

(Natural News) Naturopathy often gets ignored by doctors and the mainstream media, but people can learn about natural medicine thanks to independent news sites like Natural News. One place you won’t be able to hear about people’s successes with alternative treatments, however, is the increasingly corrupt YouTube, which has now taken to banning video channels that dare to mention that natural medicine might actually help someone.

Their reasoning? According to warnings that were sent to Natural News after posting a video about CBD oil’s healing potential, “YouTube doesn’t allow content that encourages or promotes violent or dangerous acts that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death.”

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Yes, that’s right: The same website known for videos of people consuming laundry detergent pods, which no one can deny poses a risk of physical harm or death, won’t allow people to talk about natural treatments. As hard as this may be to believe initially, it actually makes plenty of sense when you realize that YouTube and owner Google make a lot of money from Big Pharma ads and the pharmaceutical cancer industry.

Of course they don’t want people to learn that there are safe and natural ways they could potentially treat cancer or any other ailment; instead, they want to continue to push the narrative that the only way to save yourself is by buying and taking their prescription medications. Once you take one, you’ll need five more to deal with the side effects caused by the first one, so there’s a nice little profit machine that they’re  desperate to protect. These medicines are where the real risks of serious physical harm or death lie, and there’s scientific proof of that; in many cases it’s even on the package insert.

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So just what was so offensive about the 43-second video that earned Natural News a ban?

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