The Internet Watch Foundation’s (IWF) original charter was to monitor and block child sexual abuse material online. This was driven by direct requests made by individual customers. IWF is a QUANGO, or a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation. As such, it performs governmental functions, often in receipt of funding or other support from government.
In recent years, IWF and similar entities extended their sway to include so-called racist materials and have passed on URLs to social media providers like YouTube and Facebook. Included among flagged content is a category defined as “hateful.” Of late, the Orwellian term “offensive” has cropped up as well. Many countries in Europe use IWF blacklists to block YouTube videos.
But apparently “offensive” doesn’t include XXXtension’s viral white-child hanging video. Try your luck at reporting this one to IWF. We have. The New Nationalist (TNN) is now challenging IWF’s charter. It has become more lax on child abuse and morphed into an Orwellian tool.
In recent months, TNN noted European YouTube content has become more and more restrictive with country blocks a common occurrence. Additionally, when an IP address in Europe switches to VPN and directs to the U.S., one can expect to experience buffering issues and often are never able to view the content. So far, most European blocks are viewable from non-VPN directed U.S. IP addresses — but we are watching. However, the method in the U.S. is now to put whole sites into the memory hole.
Update: Faces seems to be restored in Europe except Czech Rep. Perhaps it was under an appeal. They run some YT channels through the ringers.
A prima facie example of how extreme this witch hunt for “hateful and offensive” content reporting has become: One of our favorite YouTube channels, the fabulous “Faces of Ancient Europe,” is country blocked in Europe. As of this writng you will see this on their one month and older videos. It has a modest following of 8,157 subscribers. TNN has used some of its content in our Video Spotlight widget in the right column of the home page. The name is a misnomer, because this is an amazing collection of pre-modern European art, architecture, culture, mythology and history. Most of this is outside of the Kosher-approved inversion art Matrix.
The site is definitely pro-European pride, but there is no narrative in the videos. If you examine the hundreds of videos Faces has online, you will see only two illustrative of “National Socialist” art. There are also a few German sculptors from the pre-WWII era who are blacklisted because they failed to resist. But mostly, the site has scores of European artists whose primary offense is simply nationalism. There is one Europa heritage video TNN would characterize as tame.
It is not the Internet provider doing this, as this site is fully viewable at VidMe, which is one of the new generations of video sharing services that has emerged to counteract You Tube censorship.
While we call out IWF as an example of a censorship organization, it should be noted that we are not saying it is directly responsible for the European block of “Faces of Ancient Europe.” There are new QUANGOs sprouting up. We don’t know on whose blacklist Faces appears — and that’s another important point: There’s no accountability- the Memory Hole perps can hide under rocks and out of sight.
TNN’s takeway: Faces is blocked simply because it doesn’t follow the multicultural narrative, and because it effectively promotes traditional Europeanism. Thus, this site and the artists highlighted are being cast into the Memory Hole.