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YouTube CENSORS taking heat and they don’t like it

In what is an unusual move, YouTube censors responded to criticism over why they took down a video by Dr. Knut Wittkowski on the need for herd immunity in dealing with the coronavirus. For YouTube censors to do this, they must be feeling the heat. For the virus to be brought under control, Wittkowski believes the majority of the people need to contract the virus and develop a ‘herd immunity,’ and because of that, he believes governments should end the lockdowns. Studies have shown that 80% of the people who get the virus have minimal or no symptoms. With nearly 50% having no symptoms, this means they don’t even know they are sick. The ones most vulnerable to the disease are the elderly and those with underlying health issues. This, of course, is contrary to the message of the mainstream media that supports the lockdown and destruction of the economy. The YouTube censors removed Wittkowski’s video, that had 1.3 million views, because it provided “misinformation.” When the Daily Caller asked why the video was removed, …

Dennis Prager speaking a CPAC 2016. Credit: Gage Skidmore/Wikipedia

Conservative organization suing Google and YouTube for censorship

Popular Conservative columnist and radio-host Dennis Prager recently announced his nonprofit organization, Prager University (PragerU), is taking YouTube and its owners Google to court alleging that it has imposed a “political gag mechanism” on some of PragerU’s information and news videos. PragerU, that is being represented in part by Liberty Counsel, alleges YouTube is using a number of mechanism to restrict PragerU’s videos from being viewed. This includes a filtering mode intended to restrict access to certain videos that YouTube believes could potentially harm and offend younger and sensitive viewers. It has also demonetized some videos not allowing his PragerU to earn ad revenues. The organization first noticed the problem in July 2016. The lawsuit alleges that the restricted mode has been put on videos talking about such themes as North Korea, Israel and Supreme Court decisions.  In some instances, YouTube has restricted access to PragerU videos because they use such words as “genocide,” “hate” and “terrorism.” Liberty Counsel said in its news release: “While PragerU videos have been censored, the same subject matters posted …