Yesterday, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas ran an expose of how the social media application Pinterest blacklisted pro-life mega-site Life Site as “porn” and deleted Christian phrases and themes from autocomplete and from search results. Shortly after Project Veritas sent out their story by Twitter, their Twitter account was locked down for allegedly distributing communications belonging to another party. See Twitter Suspends Project Veritas for Revealing Pinterest Blocked Pro Life Website as Porn. This was a patently bullsh** ruling by Twitter…which is sort of par for the course these days…as it effectively outlaws investigative journalism on Twitter. No one believes they want to do that but we all know that they were acting to try to limit the damage to Pinterest.
Now YouTube, the same Mensa members who have been pulling down videos of Nazi atrocities on Holocaust sites in order to fight fascism, have jumped into the fray and deleted the Project Veritas video on the same subject. This is from my post (see above link) where the video was embedded:
Tech giants retaliating against insider who leaked docs showing censorship of christian and pro-life material. They have REMOVED our investigative insider report. @YouTube now fighting bullet-proof journalism by deleting it. Video still on our website: https://t.co/e45KJp6BsO pic.twitter.com/mwldXVwjVV
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 12, 2019
This is how YouTube defended its action:
In a statement to Breitbart News, a YouTube spokesman said “The privacy of our users is important to us, that’s why we created robust privacy guidelines. If someone feels their privacy has been violated on YouTube, they can file a privacy complaint and we will promptly remove the content if it violates our guidelines.”
What YouTube did was take a rule that is clearly intended to protect random persons from being identified on YouTube and turned it into a tool that makes any hidden camera or police body cam video a violation of terms of service. Except, as I said, we all know that is not what this is about. This is about controlling speech and suppressing political viewpoints that offend the snowflakes who make these calls.