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Dec 20, 2010 12:17 pm


YOUTUBE MIXES HATE SPEECH EXPOSURE WITH HATE SPEECH YET AGAIN/UPDATE



Poor Youtube editors they just cannot get their act together. Not only have they emerged as a prime outlet for Jihadi propaganda but they have repeatedly fallen into the trap of identifying hate speech exposure with hate speech. They ask readers to flag entries they consider offensive and then fall into the trap set for them by those who wish to limit the audience of their hate speech. In October it suspended the translated video clips posted by MEMRI, The Media Middle East Research Institute. It has since realized its mistake and not only instituted the account. Now they have made the same mistake and not only pulled individual videos but of the Palestinian Media Watch. Itamar Marcus writes

PMW needs your help. YouTube has closed down PMW's main video account - PALWATCH - for"violating YouTube terms of use", by supposedly propagating hate speech. Of course PMW does not promote hate speech, but exposes the hate speech of the PA and the Hamas, in order to bring about its elimination.

YouTube stated that the account was henceforth terminated"due to repeated or severe violations of our Terms of Use" and they specified the following PMW videos from Palestinian sources, promoting the killing of Jews:

1."Hamas TV teaches kids to kill Jews" Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 10/02/2009.

2."Jews are a virus like Aids" Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 01/18/2010.

3. "Farewell video before suicide attack of Hamas suicide bomber Adham Ahmad Hujyla Abu Jandal" Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 06/10/2010.

4. "Hamas suicide farewell video: Jews monkeys and pigs; Maidens reward for killing Jews" Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 08/14/2010.

5. PA cleric:"Kill Jews, Allah will make Muslims masters over Jews" Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 12/12/2010.

6."Hamas suicide terrorist farewell video: Palestinians drink the blood of Jews" Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 12/15/2010.

PMW urgently seeks to have this account reopened, since some of these videos have accumulated hundreds of thousands of viewings and the exposure is critical to our ongoing work. If any of our subscribers could help, it would be much appreciated.

Let's hope this too shall be corrected. Google, Youtube's parent company should hire brighter editors, the kind that are able to distinguish between terrorist propaganda and the exposure of such propaganda before Congress gets in the act yet again.

Youtube service restored. Problem solved. Further explanation here




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