In the interest of "raising up authoritative voices" and making YouTube "a special place," YouTube is implementing a new rule that prohibits "harassment," which the Silicon Valley tech giant defines as anything that "suggests violence" or includes "demeaning language."
You're probably thinking: What, exactly, constitutes demeaning language? YouTube says it's anything that "goes too far," including content that "maliciously insults someone based on protected attributes such as their race, gender expression, or sexual orientation."
"This applies to everyone," YouTube further explains, "from private individuals, to YouTube creators, to public officials."
Not only is YouTube content, meaning videos and their publishers, being targeted with this new policy, but also YouTube comments. Should you dare to make a negative comment about "wax my balls" trans-activist Jonathan "Jessica" Yaniv, for instance, you could end up in the YouTube slammer.
If you're a YouTube content creator with a monetized channel who makes such comments on other videos, you, too, could be labeled a "harasser" and have your channel demonetized or completely shut down without warning – all to make YouTube "a special place."
"Harassment hurts our community by making people less inclined to share their opinions and engage with each other," YouTube contends about why these changes are necessary.
"We remain committed to our openness as a platform and to ensuring that spirited debate and a vigorous exchange of ideas continue to thrive here. However, we will not tolerate harassment."
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Based on the way this YouTube statement is written, it's clear that this anti-harassment policy only applies to those opposed to the LGBTQ agenda. LGBTQs who harass Christians and other "enemies" will continue to be protected by YouTube as a special free speech class that will never be scrutinized.
It also doesn't apply to female supremacists, of which there are many operating monetized channels on YouTube, according to National File's Kari Donovan.
"The update said YouTube had already been implementing the process for almost a year, saying, 'We've continued to fine-tune our systems to make sure we catch truly toxic comments, not just anything that's negative or critical,'" Donovan writes, revealing YouTube's disturbingly subjective criteria for identifying "toxic comments" on its platform.
"However, as of Wednesday afternoon, it appears that YouTube is targeting a specific audience for punishment, anyone who says anything anti-LGBTQ, with their updated policies because there are numerous female superiority videos found hosted on the site."
According to YouTube, its existing policies prior to the implementation of this new one resulted in the platform removing some 16 million comments in just the third quarter of this year. With this new anti-harassment policy, YouTube expects "this number to increase in future quarters."
"Channels that repeatedly brush up against our harassment policy will be suspended from YPP (YouTube Partner Program), eliminating their ability to make money on YouTube," YouTube says.
"We may also remove content from channels if they repeatedly harass someone. If this behavior continues, we'll take more severe action including issuing strikes, or terminating a channel altogether."
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