YouTube has cracked up. Not only are they shutting down conservative reach and speech, but they are also going to ban videos linking to websites selling firearms.
They aren’t stopping there. YouTube will also shut down videos teaching you ‘how to assemble firearms.”
I think it’s a stupid move that is nothing more than a political ploy that will have zero effect on the larger issues involving firearms and tragic events. But that is the way of the contemporary left – use anything one can to try and serve an agenda regardless of all other factors. ‘Tis the seeds of fascism…
YouTube will ban videos that promote or link to websites selling firearms and accessories, including bump stocks, which allow a semi-automatic rifle to fire faster. Additionally, YouTube said it will prohibit videos with instructions on how to assemble firearms. The video site, owned by Alphabet Inc.’s Google, has faced intense criticism for hosting videos about guns, bombs and other deadly weapons.
For many gun-rights supporters, YouTube has been a haven. A current search on the site for “how to build a gun” yields 25 million results, though that includes items such as toys. At least one producer of gun videos saw its page suspended on Tuesday. Another channel opted to move its videos to an adult-content site, saying that will offer more freedom than YouTube.
“We routinely make updates and adjustments to our enforcement guidelines across all of our policies,” a YouTube spokeswoman said in a statement. “While we’ve long prohibited the sale of firearms, we recently notified creators of updates we will be making around content promoting the sale or manufacture of firearms and their accessories.”
YouTube has placed greater restrictions on content several times in the past year, responding to a series of issues with inappropriate and offensive videos. Most of those changes involved pulling ads from categories of videos. Google is more reluctant to remove entire videos from YouTube, but has been willing to do so with terrorism-related content.
Then YouTube needs to ban music videos that use explicit language that is not appropriate for children and even younger children. Let’s not forget the videos showing women as sex objects, but the mentally ill will see nothing wrong with that, right?
Who determines what is appropriate to watch on YouTube? The same ones who find it acceptable to allow videos of people hurting themselves or others? Talk about hypocritical.
SOUND OFF in the comment section and let me know how you feel about this decision. What are the alternatives?
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