FAST FIVE: YouTube Caught Censoring Comments Deemed 'Offensive' To The Communist Party
YouTube Caught Censoring Comments Deemed 'Offensive' To The Communist Party Tyler Durden Tue, 05/26/2020 – 19:05 Since the first coronavirus cases were confirmed in the US, Alphabet's YouTube has been repeatedly criticized for deleting popular videos questioning the wisdom of “lockdowns”, Dr.
YouTube, like Facebook and Twitter, insists it doesn't delete conservative content, though a handful of Congressional hearings have been held to investigate these allegations, and President Trump is reportedly looking into the creation of a panel to combat censorship of conservatives on these popular platforms.
#油管 15秒內自動刪除「共匪」留言，網友連試三次皆如此。 他們找了個比李飛飛更厲害的AI專家？ pic.twitter.com/MLCeko0SIY – Jennifer Zeng 曾錚 (@jenniferatntd) May 13, 2020 Moved to investigate the suspicious mass-deletions, the Verge discovered that YouTube has indeed added these phrases to a spam filter that automatically deletes user comments containing the phrases, even if they're used in a positive and politically irrelevant context.
We've reached out to Google for comment and will update this story when we hear more.
But as the publication also points out, Google has been “frequently criticized” for seeming to kowtow to the wishes of the CCP as the company's leadership quietly negotiate the company's return to China over the explicit objections of the company's employees, and in contravention of the principles that prompted Google to pull out of China a decade ago.