What Agenda does You Tube have when they Censor?

Recently this video was banned in 28 countries it was a journalistic interview with Author and Journalist Max Blumenthal who has throughout his career been critical of US Foreign Policy particularly in the Middle East. There is clearly nothing that could be construed worthy of censorship here; If so then the same thing should happen to all media that reports with any sort of bias. Wouldn’t it be fair to say they all do? As pointed out in the following video YouTube says there was a violation of the laws in those regions which prompted the banning. I would think such laws would be unjust and contrary to a free press.  

Certainly there are videos that are pro Israel that should be banned due to a bias reflecting it’s national interests. If any country on the globe had spent more on protecting itself from criticism, would they be called out for it? Certainly the interview was critical of Israel but that should not be a reason to censor. You be the judge.

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It is not Like Israel has not created it’s own Propaganda machine.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-israel-teaching-kids-cyber-skills-is-a-national-mission/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/08/14/israel-students-social-media/2651715/

2 Comments

  1. Its seems like Youtube is the blunt instrument applying censorship globally. In the meanwhile, Canada creates programs with a specific agenda for ethical behavior such as the Canada Summer Job program. All companies or organizations must provide an attestation that’s aligned with Canadian values. Values such as; from Charter of rights and freedoms or pro-choice on abortions, gender expression, etc. Apparently, religion, human rights advocates, special interest groups or those with differing opinions need not apply as you are not Canadian enough. The question becomes, who dictates what it is to be Canadian?

    https://globalnews.ca/news/3981525/canada-summer-jobs-attestation-came-after-complaints-about-anti-abortion-anti-gay-groups-hajdu/

  2. Here’s a good quote on censorship. My favorite part is that never ever knowing the information is better than knowing at all:

    “Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day. . . . I will add, that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors.” (Thomas Jefferson, June 11, 1807)

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