Youtube Undertaking New Censorship Program in Cooperation with ADL

Even if Google and Youtube are private companies, there’s a free speech issue in play with today’s announcement because they are unregulated public utilities, according to Trump policy adviser Steve Bannon.

Mike Cernovich, Mark Dice, and Paul Joseph Watson may be affected by this new policy. More hard core thinkers on the right, such as Jared Taylor, Richard Spencer, Tara McCarthy, and Varge Vikernes, are really likely to see damage done to their effort to communicate.

Since the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) considers realistic assessments of race and religion to be hate, the involvement of the ADL in this program bodes ill for our ability to find the information we need.

Breitbart

Content creators on YouTube who follow all of the site’s rules may still face censorship by the platform, under new plans announced by Google.

According to a post on YouTube’s official blog, videos will now be subject to the rule of the mob. If enough users flag a video as “hate speech” or “violent extremism,” YouTube may impose restrictions on the content even if it breaks none of the platform’s rules.

We’ll soon be applying tougher treatment to videos that aren’t illegal but have been flagged by users as potential violations of our policies on hate speech and violent extremism. If we find that these videos don’t violate our policies but contain controversial religious or supremacist content, they will be placed in a limited state. The videos will remain on YouTube behind an interstitial, won’t be recommended, won’t be monetized, and won’t have key features including comments, suggested videos, and likes.

YouTube has also rolled out a “trusted flagger” program, in which 15 “expert NGOs and institutions” to help them identify hate speech and extremism on their platform.

Among these organizations are the No Hate Speech Movement, a left-wing project pushed by the Council of Europe, as well as the Anti-Defamation League, an organization whose president has been accused of “manufacturing outrage” by the World Jewish Congress.

YouTube is also planning to artificially alter its search results so that searches for “sensitive” topics on YouTube no longer return the most popular videos, but a “playlist of curated YouTube videos that directly confront and debunk violent extremist messages.”

The platform also plans to artificially promote videos created via its “Creators for Change” program, which, in YouTube’s words, features creators who are “using their voices and creativity to speak out against hate speech, xenophobia and extremism.”

We’ve started rolling out features from Jigsaw’s Redirect Method to YouTube. When people search for sensitive keywords on YouTube, they will be redirected towards a playlist of curated YouTube videos that directly confront and debunk violent extremist messages. We also continue to amplify YouTube voices speaking out against hate and radicalization through our YouTube Creators for Change program. Just last week, the U.K. chapter of Creators for Change, Internet Citizens, hosted a two-day workshop for 13-18 year-olds to help them find a positive sense of belonging online and learn skills on how to participate safely and responsibly on the internet.

YouTube framed its blog post around fighting “terror content,” yet their announcement also strays into areas that have nothing to do with fighting terrorism, like the company’s diversity efforts. The blog post boasts about YouTube’s involvement with the “Creators for Change workshop” in which “creators teamed up with Indonesia’s Maarif Institute to teach young people about the importance of diversity, pluralism, and tolerance.”

Google Apologizes After Major Brands Yank YouTube Ads Over Racist Content

CHEERIOS CEREAL FAMILY FROM 2014 AD.

One man’s hate is another man’s truth.

As you will see in this news report, advertisers want nothing to do with “hate.” So why so many mixed race couples in ads? Why so much denigration of the white male, always portraying him as a goofus?

Advertisers feel like they can insult my race and my sex with impunity. Well, we’re awake now and we hate your hypocrisy and the insults you peddle.

Google may kowtow to you, but we’re learning to live without your products. Your boycott of the truth expressed on youtube isn’t going to win you any friends.

NBC News

Google’s EMEA president of business and operations has apologized for the misplacement of advertising next to extremist content on its video site YouTube.

“There have been stories over the past few days about brands appearing against content that they wouldn’t like to appear against and particularly on YouTube, and so for me it is a good opportunity for me to say, first and foremost, to say sorry this should not happen and we need to do better,” Matt Brittin said at a press briefing Monday at the start of industry conference Advertising Week Europe in London.

Brands including HSBC, U.K. retailer Marks and Spencer and L’Oreal have pulled advertising from YouTube over the past few days, while agency group Havas has paused ads from U.K. clients including Domino’s Pizza and Hyundai Kia pending discussions with Google.

Speeding up the Review Process
Brittin said Google, which has the world’s biggest digital advertising platform, has invested “millions” and has thousands of people working to make sure “advertising practices are good.”

“I’ve spoken personally to a number of advertisers. Those that I have spoken to, we have been talking about a handful of impressions, and pennies not pounds of spend, but however small or big the issue, it is an important issue that we address,” he said.

“We’ve got a comprehensive review under way — we have for some time — looking at how can we improve here and we are accelerating that review.”

Unilever Chief Marketing Officer Keith Weed, who was with Brittin at the briefing, declined to comment on whether it had pulled advertising for any of its brands — which range from deodorant Axe (Lynx in the U.K.) to detergent Surf — from YouTube.

“We won’t make any public statement. I’m a great believer in talking about where the industry needs to get to, and what are the things we need to [do] collectively, the first accountability does go to the media companies because at the end of the day we are spending our money on their platform,” he said.

“I think the best way to do negotiations with any supplier is one on one and in private, and so you won’t find us coming out and making big public statements about particular customers. And we are working hand in hand,” Weed added.

How to Monitor Content Without Censoring Content
About 400 hours of content is uploaded to YouTube every minute, Brittin said, claiming that 98 percent of “removals” happen within 24 hours and adding that it will be looking at its policies, controls and how those are enforced. But it has a job to do in making sure it doesn’t remove content that is controversial, but not illegal, for example.

“It is not as simple as it might seem, so you might say: Why don’t you just exclude content that relates to war or that relates to politics? Well actually if you were to do that you would exclude important news content or documentary content.”

“Firstly on policies, this is about what content within YouTube do we deem to be safe for advertisers, and we’re going to raise the bar on that,” Brittin said. “That would include things like looking at our definition of hate speech, or our definition of inflammatory content, so that we raise the bar on what is deemed acceptable for advertising.”

Google expects to make further announcements on how it is tackling the problem of ads appearing next to extreme content “in the coming days,” he added.

Pivotal Research Group on Monday downgraded Alphabet stock from buy to hold after media buying agency Havas pulled spending from YouTube and Google Display Network in the U.K.

China’s Government Works to Preserve Chinese Identity from Islam

The Chinese Communists like American President Donald Trump’s policies to prevent Islamic extremism from taking further root in America.

They also recognize that promoting a Chinese racial identity is important to keep Eastern civilization from being corrupted by a foreign ideology, the ideology of Islam.

If only the American government and European governments were so wise. White identity is a cause that we must speak of only in whispers lest we be labeled racist hate mongers. China marches to the beat of its own Chinese supremacist drummer.

Al Jazeera

China’s ruling Communist Party has hardened its rhetoric on Islam, with top officials making repeated warnings about the specter of global religious “extremism” seeping into the country, and the need to protect traditional Chinese identity.

Shaerheti Ahan, a top party official in Xinjiang, on Sunday became the latest official from a predominantly Muslim region to warn political leaders gathered in Beijing that the “international anti-terror situation” is destabilising China.

Officials from Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, which has an ethnic Hui population that is predominantly Muslim, warned similarly this past week about the perils of “Islamic extremism”.

Speaking at a regional meeting open to the media, Ningxia Communist Party secretary Li Jianguo drew comparisons to the policies of US President Donald Trump’s administration to make his point.

“What the Islamic State and extremists push is jihad, terror, violence,” Li said. “This is why we see Trump targeting Muslims in a travel ban.

“It doesn’t matter whether anti-Muslim policy is in the interests of the US or it promotes stability, it’s about preventing religious extremism from seeping into all of American culture.”

Over the past year, President Xi Jinping has directed the party to “Sinicise” the country’s ethnic and religious minorities.

Regional leaders in Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority, have also ramped up surveillance measures, police patrols and demonstrations amid fear of violence blamed on Muslim groups.

Although some scholars question whether global armed networks have penetrated China, top Chinese officials are increasingly echoing calls to counter “extremism”.

News of growing anti-Islam sentiment come as the South China Morning Post published a story about the growing popularity of similar anti-Islam expressions online targeting young Chinese Muslims.

Wu Shimin, a former ethnic affairs official from Ningxia, said that ideological work must be strengthened in the region to promote a Chinese identity among its Hui population, the descendants of Muslim traders plying the Silk Road centuries ago.

“The roots of the Hui are in China,” Wu said. “To discuss religious consciousness, we must first discuss Chinese consciousness. To discuss the feelings of minorities, we must first discuss the feelings of the Chinese people.”

THESE HUI MUSLIMS IN CHINA LOOK CHINESE TO ME.

The Uighar Muslims of China also look like the Chinese. However, the Chinese government has had to deal with unrest among that group too.

UIGHAR MUSLIMS IN CHINA.

MEET ‘KEK’, THE ALT-RIGHT’S ANTI-SEMITIC HATE GOD

Maybe you’ve seen references to Kek on alt-right websites. When Donald Trump won the presidential election (which is now in doubt due to the Crooked Hillary recount issue, which is shaping up to be big), I saw a lot of “Praise Kek” comments on friendly sites.

The author of this piece is hostile to the alt-right, but he appears to have the story of Kek correct.

Byline.com

Activists from the’Alt-Right’ played a key role in the US presidential election. In their online rantings, they frequently claim to worship a mythical creature called ‘Kek’. But, who is he, and what does he really stand for?

After Donald Trump’s stunning presidential election victory, much attention has been devoted to the ‘Alt-Right’. This vast, leaderless digital activist movement positions itself on the American right; But it rejects basic tenets of constitutional conservatism, such as limited government, fiscal prudence and inalienable individual rights in favour of white supremacist identity politics. The Alt-Right has become such a nexus of controversy even Donald Trump has had to disavow of their support.

As the Alt-Right rose to fame, their penchant for using seemingly bizarre coded symbols to spread racist propaganda has attracted heaps of attention. Even Democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sought to capitalise on this. Her campaign highlighted the fact that the Alt-Right’s mascot, the green cartoon frog Pepe, is “associated with white supremacy.”

Its easy to understand why the Alt-Right turned the ugly, bile-green amphibian into their flagbearer of choice. Long-before the Alt-Right started to misuse him, Pepe was already one of the most popular, totally non-political memes, internet culture injokes, among Millennials and Generation X. Hijacking him and morphing him into their propaganda vehicle allowed the Alt-Right to attract the attention of a whole lot of young internet users who would never have bothered reading a traditional political article or op-ed.

Not so easy to understand, for many commentators, has been the Alt-Right’s obsession with a mythical ancient Egyptian deity called Kek; Despite the barn-storming popularity he has enjoyed among Alt-Right fanatics. On Reddit’s, The_Donald sub-forum, the possibly largest Alt-Right influenced space on the internet, Kek has been mentioned over 4000 times. Compare that to just 1098 mentions of Jesus, 728 mentions of the Bible, to a mere 277 references to Jefferson and only 389 mentions of George Washington.  Clearly the Alt-Right care far more about the little-known Middle Eastern deity Kek than about traditional figureheads of American conservatism, such the Founding Fathers, or in the case of the religious Right, Jesus Christ. 

In fact, one of the most popular posts on The_Donald subreddit even depicts Kek as Jesus personified, and Alt-Righters frequently address him in worshipful language. 

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Good News! White nationalists use Twitter with ‘relative impunity’ says Jew Authored Study

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Heh, heh. A group of clueless academics have studied Twitter and found that (gasp!) so called white nationalists and Nazis use Twitter.

The object here isn’t informational. The goal is to pressure Twitter to kick those mean old Nazis off Twitter so those on the snowflake left can have their safe spaces.

Reuters

White nationalists and self-identified Nazi sympathizers located mostly in the United States use Twitter with “relative impunity” and often have far more followers than militant Islamists, a study being released on Thursday found.

Eighteen prominent white nationalist accounts examined in the study, including the American Nazi Party, have seen a sharp increase in Twitter followers to a total of more than 25,000, up from about 3,500 in 2012, according to the study by George Washington University’s Program on Extremism that was seen by Reuters.

The study’s findings contrast with declining influence on Twitter Inc’s (TWTR.N) service for Islamic State, also known as ISIS, amid crackdowns that have targeted the militant group, according to earlier research by report author J.M. Berger and the findings of other counter-extremism experts and government officials.

Berger? Isn’t that a Jewish name? Oh no:

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“White nationalists and Nazis outperformed ISIS in average friend and follower counts by a substantial margin,” the report said. “Nazis had a median follower count almost eight times greater than ISIS supporters, and a mean count more than 22 times greater.”

While Twitter has waged an aggressive campaign to suspend Islamic State users – the company said in an August blog post it had shut down 360,000 accounts for threatening or promoting what it defined as terrorist acts since the middle of 2015 – Berger said in his report that “white nationalists and Nazis operate with relative impunity.”

A Twitter spokesman declined to comment in advance of the release of the study. Reuters was unable to independently verify its findings.

The report comes as Twitter faces scrutiny of its content removal policies. It has long been under pressure to crack down on Islamist fighters and their supporters, and the problem of harassment gained renewed attention in July after actress Leslie Jones briefly quit Twitter in the face of abusive comments.

Berger said in an interview that Twitter and other companies such as Facebook Inc (FB.O) faced added difficulties in enforcing standards against white nationalist groups because they are less cohesive than Islamic State networks and present greater free speech complications.

The data collected, which included analysis of tweets of selected accounts and their followers, represents a fraction of the white nationalist presence on Twitter and was insufficient to estimate the overall online size of the groups, the report said.

Accounts examined in the study possessed a strong affinity for U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, a prolific Twitter user who has been accused of retweeting accounts associated with white nationalism dozens of times.

Three of the top 10 hashtags used most frequently by the data set of users studied were related to Trump, according to the report, entitled “Nazis vs. ISIS on Twitter.” Only #whitegenocide was more popular than Trump-related hashtags, the report said.

The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

I’ll bet Trump hashtags are popular with Christians too. So what? He’s an interesting guy who dares speak the truth, or at least part of it.

Comparing White Nationalists to ISIS is some nice Jew trickery. There is no comparison. One is a peaceful movement related to separation, while ISIS is an army of cruel conquest. No comparison at all. But the Jew professor wants to plant that idea in your head.

Don’t buy the Jew spew!

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