Posted on September 4, 2019

YouTube Celebrates Censorship: Boasts 100,000 Videos Banned for ‘Hate Speech’

Allum Bokhari, Breitbart, September 3, 2019

YouTube announced that it removed over 100,000 videos and 17,000 channels for “hate speech” violations in the second quarter of 2019, a fivefold increase over the previous period.

In an official blog post, the Google-owned video platform announced that it also removed over 500 million comments in Q2, double the number of the previous period, “in part due to a large increase in hate speech removals.”

YouTube also boasted of its “Intelligence Desk,” a new unit established in January 2018 that monitors emerging trends on the platform, as well as its 10,000-strong team of censors.


We’re determined to continue reducing exposure to videos that violate our policies. That’s why, across Google, we’ve tasked over 10,000 people with detecting, reviewing, and removing content that violates our guidelines.

YouTube also boasted of its ability to throttle the virality of “hate speech” on its platform.


In its community guidelines enforcement report, YouTube also revealed that over 750,000 of the videos removed in the last quarter were a result of reports from an “Individual Trusted Flagger.” In 2018, it was reported that the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), known for smearing critics of progressivism, was one of YouTube’s trusted flaggers.

The report also states that over 3,300 of videos removed were a result of reports from an NGO, and five removals were a result of reports from a government agency. {snip}