Google machine learning video detection has been hard at work and during the past month over 75 percent of videos taken down because of violent, extremist content were done so without the help of humans. This system has helped YouTube remove twice as many of these sorts of videos. The company has also started working with a number of non-governmental organizations including the Anti-Defamation League, the No Hate Speech Movement and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. “These organizations bring expert knowledge of complex issues like hate speech, radicalization, and terrorism that will help us better identify content that is being used to radicalize and recruit extremists,” said YouTube in the blog post.

For videos that contain “controversial religious or supremacist content” but don’t violate any of YouTube’s policies, they’ll now be placed in a “limited state.” YouTube said. Along with this “limited state” for extremist videos, Google has also introduced a Redirect Method that sends users searching for certain keywords to videos that counter extremist content.

Look at the videos on the front page of Censoredlist and it gives one a very good idea what the Cheka doesn’t want you to see. Just to be difficult and out of curiosity, I have been viewing them — yes, the Streisand effect. Many are actually interesting and quite good. Who knew, LOL.

Aditionally there is a way around country blocks and other restrictions. Just replace the domain in any YT link with and you get a light-weight page that loads YouTube’s media files (mp4, webm, etc) directly into your browser’s native media player. To watch the recomended Nordhausen video referenced is  You will also note a whole column of topical blocked videos in the right column.

On my list of Youtube videos I’ve liked, there must be several hundred that have been removed. I am going to go through them and see what I can salvage. Obviously, Youtube content makers subjected to this should do the same thing. What’s especially rewarding is that my liked videos will appear at the top of the censored page for a while. These videos are now getting more viewership than most would have received at Youtube, which is a very nice payback.