Daily Caller: YouTube partnering with Leftist Southern Poverty Law Center to censor content

What is hate speech? What needs to be censored on YouTube?

Well, according to a new report by Daily Caller, the Southern Poverty Law Center will now be that filter.

“The left-wing nonprofit [SPLC]—which has more recently come under fire for labeling legitimate conservative organizations as ‘hate groups’—is one of the more than 100 nongovernment organizations … and government agencies in YouTube’s ‘Trusted Flaggers’ program,” according to the new article.

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“YouTube’s ‘Trusted Flaggers’ including the Anti-Defamation League and No Hate Speech — a European organization focused on combatting intolerance — have gone public with their participation in the program. The vast majority of the groups in the program have remained hidden behind their confidentiality agreements.”

“We work with over 100 organizations as part of our Trusted Flagger program and we value the expertise these organizations bring to flagging content for review. All trusted flaggers attend a YouTube training to learn about our policies and enforcement processes. Videos flagged by trusted flaggers are reviewed by YouTube content moderators according to YouTube’s Community Guidelines. Content flagged by trusted flaggers is not automatically removed or subject to any differential policies than content flagged from other users,” said a YouTube spokesperson, who would not specifically comment on the SPLC’s participation in the program.

Even Politico has warned that the Southern Poverty Law Center may now be overstepping its bounds by increasingly being more partisan and left wing.

The Southern Poverty Law Center recently released a report on “male supremacy,” which it defines as an ideology that “misrepresents all women as genetically inferior, manipulative, and stupid, and reduces them to their reproductive or sexual function.”

GuideStar, an aggregator of tax data on charities, dropped its use of the Southern Poverty Law Center after receiving backlash from conservatives.

Ex-Google employee James Damore, who was fired by the tech giant over his politically incorrect views, warned, these companies often “get to define what offensive is,” even though they have mostly “lived in liberal bubbles their entire lives.”

John Stossel has taken issue with the SPLC, calling it a “hate group,” “money grabbing” and a “slander machine.”

The Washington Examiner’s Emily Jashinsky noted last year that “the SPLC’s claim to objectivity is nothing less than fraudulent, a reality that informed observers of its practices from both the Left and Right accept.”

“The routine of debunking their supposedly objective classifications occurs like clockwork each time a major outlet makes the mistake of turning to them when reporting on the many conservative thinkers and nonprofits the group absurdly designates as hateful.”

Prager U sued Google and YouTube over censorship of videos.



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