YouTube Goes on Rampage Against Conservative [Truther] Accounts; Blames ‘Newer Members’ of Mod Team

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TNN Editor’s Note: It needs to be said that all too often the media and Washington, D.C. overly politicize the coverage of censorship. While it’s true that conservatives are targeted by liberal gatekeepers, so are truthers. Truthers may criticize and critically analyze liberals, liberal institutions and their politics, but that doesn’t make them conservatives by default. 

By Tyler Durden | 1 March 2018

ZERO HEDGE — YouTube has blamed “newer members” of it’s 10,000 person fleet of content moderators for a virtual bloodbath of video takedowns, strikes, and account restrictions taking place across a large cross-section of conservative channels.

The Google division announced the new moderators in December, tasked with spotting said fake news, along with misleading or extreme content in the wake of a raging debate over the effect of propaganda and inaccurate reporting after Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election loss.

Google essentially responded to the crackdown on conservatives with “our bad,” after news of the mass censorship began to spread.

As we work to hire rapidly and ramp up our policy enforcement teams throughout 2018, newer members may misapply some of our policies resulting in mistaken removals,” wrote a YouTube spokesman in an email. “We’re continuing to enforce our existing policies regarding harmful and dangerous content, they have not changed. We’ll reinstate any videos that were removed in error.” […]

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