Thunderf00t on Youtube posted the above video, and had this to say:
I just can’t believe youtube’s really changing its policy this badly. Sure the terms of service have long essentially defined everything as hate speech while encouraging people to voice controversial opinions (yes very mixed messages!). In practice this means the policy is defined by how its enforced. Up till recently I thought youtube did an excellent job of allowing vibrant discussion of controversial topics:- a mature and responsible policy that would make anyone who espoused the virtues of the Enlightenment happy!
Then I got four videos taken down in half an hour, and a ‘privacy notifications’ against a further two. Believe it or not, the privacy notifications were against videos where I documented a muslim guy hunting for and dropping my docs. WTF, seriously W-T-F.
He drops my docs, YT scarcely bats an eyelid, now he says the video calling him on it is violating his privacy?
I can only hope that it really is this simple, that it’s just an error by an overzealous censor. If its a change in policy, its an ill wind that doesn’t blow anyone any good.
Basically, if you’re part of a loud enough group you can censor anything you want if you say that it “offends” you. I find the parts of the Qu’ran and the bible that advocate murder, child abuse, slavery, genocide, sexism, paedophilia, and are anti-science offensive to common sense. But, I’m just 1 person who represents no group of people threatening YouTube or spreading death threats so who am I?
So, YouTube, it’s ok for religious zealots to post their vile abusive messages of hate and intolerance, but we can’t challenge it? You, Google, are pathetic.
Where does this leave satire?
Where does this leave freedom FROM religion, and not just freedom OF religion?
Where does this leave free speech?
It’s a dangerous precedent being set by the world’s largest video website, owned by the world’s largest and most influential search engine provider.
Show your support by letting YouTube know you are also disgusted by this. Even if you’re not an atheist, any rational person must see this is just plain wrong.