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Google Uses SPLC to Censor YouTube

Posted on | February 28, 2018 | 1 Comment

 

Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller reports:

The Southern Poverty Law Center is assisting YouTube in policing content on their platform, The Daily Caller has learned.
The left-wing nonprofit — which has more recently come under fire for labeling legitimate conservative organizations as “hate groups” — is one of the more than 100 nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and government agencies in YouTube’s “Trusted Flaggers” program . . .
The SPLC’s close involvement in policing content on YouTube is likely to cause consternation among conservatives who worry that they may not be treated fairly. The left-wing group has consistently labeled pedestrian conservative organizations as “hate groups” and has been directly tied to violence against conservatives in the past. Floyd Lee Corkins, who opened fire at the Family Research Center in 2012, said he chose the FRC for his act of violence because the SPLC listed them as a “hate group.” . . .
The SPLC has faced criticism for its cavalier definitions of “hate group” and “extremist.” The organization stoked controversy in 2015 by labeling Dr. Ben Carson, now the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), an anti-gay “extremist.” After a backlash, the SPLC reversed its ruling and apologized to Carson.
The organization faced a similarly intense backlash in 2016 for labeling Maajid Nawaz, a respected counter-extremism activist, an “anti-Muslim extremist.” . . .
The Washington Examiner’s Emily Jashinsky noted last year that “the SPLC’s claim to objectivity is nothing less than fraudulent, a reality that informed observers of its practices from both the Left and Right accept.”

YouTube and its parent company Google, like Twitter and Facebook, are now controlled by left-wing political operatives who use their authority to suppress conservative dissent. This was a point I made last weekend in a CPAC interview with Debra Heine of PJMedia:

“YouTube accounts are being demonetized, people are being denied Google Adsense revenue,” McCain explained. “In many different ways, the left is now using its power within social media to deprive conservatives of what we think of as free speech.” . . .
[S]tudents indoctrinated with left-wing biases in the nation’s colleges and universities are being imported into for-profit companies.
“They bring these biases with them into the company and this is how you end up with James Damore being fired at Google, sites being shadowbanned on Twitter, my own account R.S. McCain being banned from Twitter, people’s Facebook losing the opportunity to promote their content on Facebook,” McCain told PJ Media. “It’s happening every day, and like they said at the panel, people need to wake up.”

You can read the whole thing at PJMedia.

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