YouTube censorship. Why haven't people chosen another site?

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  1. ithaca_deerslayer

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    All the "soph" videos were banned from youtube.

    She was just a 14 year old girl giving her opinion of politics. She'd sprinkle in some swear words, but no more than on other edgy channels. No nudity or anything like that. Just politics. She got banned because her freedom of thought not allowed on youtube. She was getting around a million views. Gone.

    Even many youtube videos about the banning of soph were banned.

    Now you can find her on *****ute. Ever hear of that? For most people, probably not. By contrast, ever hear of youtube?

    Edited, ha ha ha, I can't even post the name of the website on GT. It is female dog, followed by "ute".
     
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    Agree. Demonetized YTers just ask for money through other means and it’s far more effective because YT gets so many more views.

    What stinks is when places like PayPal ban people for wrongthink. That seems worse than censoring videos, to me.

    I’ll admit that I wish there was a viable alternative but I still use YT. Part of the problem is that most of our YT viewing is done on our Roku, so it’s convenient. I suppose we could cast a site but it’s not as convenient as a Roku app. I know, first world problems.
     
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    Because americans are sheep and will gladly support communist run companies.
     
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    What about Vimeo as an alternative to YT.
     
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    The issue is that they jerk around conservatives. If they don’t ban or demonatize them, the put their videos after dozens of other videos in the search when searching for the exact title of the video you’re after (in the browser, for certain content they don’t like), or they suspend videos for copyright infringement when there is none, and correct the “mistake” a couple days later, after their core audience is willing to watch the video. Many people will not watch a 2-day old video about news topics, so it’s a sinister way of drastically reducing monetization.
     
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    I think you’re alluding to ignorance, but it’s much worse, IMO. Many Americans applaud the censorship of ideas the don’t like. That’s about as un-American as it gets, in my view.
     
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    it sucks when there is a product that is THAT good (PooTube and Google) that despite how much you abhor them, you find yourself supporting them because there is no alternative that is even close.

    YouTube can anticipate what you might be interested in, and Google anticipates what you're looking for even though you can't ask a clear question.
     
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    Bovine excrement?
     
  10. ithaca_deerslayer

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    Youtube has a whole lot of music. A whole lot.
     
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    I have yet to find anything I want to watch that has been removed from YouTube. Well I take that back, a couple of trance music videos have been removed over the years for copyright violations.
     
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    So in other words, almost identical to what you do now.
     
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    To be fair to Youtube, she's a child. If you've seen any of soph's uploads, it's clear that they're not her opinions on politics and that it's obvious she's just an act and mouthpiece for someone else. It's more cringey than Greta.
     
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    I think it is her, she had a video about that.

    And if it was an act, a leftist act, youtube would have been fine with it.
     
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    YouTube needs to decide if it is a platform or a publisher. You can't have it both ways.

    And of course YouTube/Google is a monopoly. The only reason nothing has been done yet is this Congress is the best money can buy.

    I suggest YouTube remain a platform as it was. It worked, most people were happy and YouTube raked in the money...oh, except YouTube is not profitable as was previously stated.

    Kind of makes it hard on alternatives when the company you are competing against has a financial backer with Government ties, unlimited funds and can run indefinitely at a loss.
     
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    YouTube works. Google works. Wikipedia works.
    Boycotting something familiar and trying to switch to something that doesn't work as well isn't going to catch on. I wish the little alternatives luck, but I'm unlikely to give them much time.
     
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    Censorship can only be perpetuated by an act of congress. A content-based business deciding on its content is not censorship. HH
     
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    What a true pic you posted there

    (just to be clear not being sarcastic at all; I’m saving that pic...)
     
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    It is a tipping point thing.