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08-22-2017, 08:34 PM
Killing in Afghanistan a recipe for disaster – Ron Paul on Trump’s plan


‘Recipe for disaster’: Ron Paul to RT about Trump’s Afghanistan policy turn (https://www.rt.com/usa/400571-ron-paul-trump-afghanistan-disaster/)

08-29-2017, 03:24 PM

Here is the Liberty Report commentary on that speech, streamed on August 22.
And here's a Ron Paul Institute article published 6 days later.


Former US Congressman Ron Paul has joined a growing list of independent political journalists and commentators who’re being economically punished by YouTube despite producing videos that routinely receive hundreds of thousands of views.

In a tweet published Saturday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange tweeted a screenshot of Paul’s “Liberty Report” page showing that his videos had been labeled “not suitable” for all advertisers by YouTube's content arbiters.

Assange claims that Paul was being punished for speaking out about President Donald Trump’s decision to increase the number of US troops in Afghanistan, after Paul published a video on the subject earlier this week.

The notion that YouTube would want to economically punish a former US Congressman for sharing his views on US foreign policy – a topic that he is unequivocally qualified to speak about – is absurd. Furthermore, the “review requested” marking on one of Paul's videos reveals that they were initially flagged by users before YouTube's moderators confirmed that the videos were unsuitable for a broad audience.

Other political commentators who’ve been censored by YouTube include Paul Joseph Watson and Tim Black – both ostensibly for sharing political views that differ from the mainstream neo-liberal ideology favored by the Silicon Valley elite.

Last week, Google – another Alphabet Inc. company – briefly banned Salil Mehta, an adjunct professor at Columbia and Georgetown who teaches probability and data science, from using its service, freezing his accounts without providing an explanation. He was later allowed to return to the service.

Conservative journalist Lauren Southern spoke out about YouTube’s drive to stifle politically divergent journalists and commentators during an interview with the Daily Caller.
'I think it would be insane to suggest there’s not an active effort to censor conservative and independent views,' said Southern.

'Considering most of Silicon Valley participate in the censorship of alleged ‘hate speech,’ diversity hiring and inclusivity committees. Their entire model is based around a far left outline. There’s no merit hiring, there’s no support of free speech and there certainly is not an equal representation of political views at these companies.'
Of course, Google isn’t the only Silicon Valley company that’s enamored with censorship. Facebook has promised to eradicate “fake news,” which, by its definition, includes political content that falls outside of the mainstream.

Still, economically punishing a former US Congressman and medical doctor is a new low in Silicon Valley's campaign to stamp out dissent.

written by tyler durden
monday august 28, 2017

In case you don't understand the web jargon:


Previously, some of these videos may have had either a green icon or strikethrough icon in Video Manager. Now, they may have a yellow icon with a note that says, "Not suitable for all advertisers." You can follow the instructions below to appeal videos if you think are eligible for advertising. Learn more on the YouTube Creator Blog.
If the content of a video you uploaded is identified as not suitable for all advertisers, you'll see a yellow dollar sign next to the video. You'll also get an email to the email address associated with your YouTube account.

A video will be marked "Not suitable for all advertisers" in Video Manager if:

It is not considered suitable for all brands, so the video will receive fewer ads.
It does not meet the criteria for advertiser-friendly content, so the video is not eligible for advertising.

How long does review take?
Review time depends on a variety of factors, such as video and channel performance. We receive many requests to monetize videos every day and review these submissions as quickly as possible. However, right now we’re only able to review videos with at least 1,000 views in the past 7 days.

Videos can only be submitted for review one time and the review decision cannot be appealed.

Here's another article about Youtube's policing.


YouTube has reportedly demonetized a number of videos from former presidential candidate Ron Paul following an announcement that the company would be censoring the platform to an even greater degree.
In a screenshot posted on Twitter by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, several recent videos from Paul were shown to have reportedly been deemed “not suitable for advertisers” and were subsequently restricted.

Assange also claimed that the videos had been demonetized “for criticizing U.S. foreign policy on Afghanistan and WikiLeaks.”

The videos included: “Julian Assange to join us at Ron Paul Institute Conference 2017,” “Senate Declared War On Wikileaks – With Philip Giraldi,” “Pentagon Attacks Extremists At Home… But Finances Them Overseas,” “Trump’s ‘New’ Afghan Strategy: Protect The Empire,” and “Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy: What To Expect. With Jacob Hornberger.”

Google began their mission to “police YouTube like it never has before,” Thursday, according to a report.

“Google will police YouTube like it never has before, adding warnings and disabling advertising on videos that the company determines crosses its new threshold for offensive content,” reported Bloomberg Technology. “Google outlined these moves in June, but the implementation comes as debate about extremism and political speech is front-and-center in the national spotlight — and when tech giants like Google and Facebook Inc. face deeper scrutiny over how they moderate information distributed through their digital services.”

Over the past year, several large and prominent YouTube creators have revealed they no longer make money on videos, following a wave of demonetization crackdowns by the company.

As previously reported, “The list includes popular conservative commentators such as Diamond and Silk and Prager U, but also includes some of the platform’s biggest creators, ranging from comedy and politics to sex education and gaming.”

A popular technique by YouTube is to “age-restrict” videos which aren’t “suitable” for advertisers, resulting in the creator’s inability to make money from advertisements.

Earlier this month, YouTube also declared that if “enough users flag a video as ‘hate speech’ or ‘violent extremism,’ YouTube may impose restrictions on the content even if it breaks none of the platform’s rules,” according to a report.

The company also announced a partnership with the left-wing biased Anti-Defamation League, who previously blamed Trump supporters for the rise of anti-Semitism, added a popular cartoon frog meme to their Hate Symbol Database, and attempted to slander Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon.

A note about Prager U - After reloading the Youtube page several times, a 5 minute ad appeared for Prager U, a nonprofit. The video was about socialism in Venezuela and how it can spread to America. The only other ads I've seen have been pop-up ads that appear about 9 seconds in. The ads are 'by Google'.
At the bottom of the Youtube page, there is a hyperlink that says 'send Feedback'. I am sending my strongly worded note of disapproval to Youtube right after I post this. Other than that, I don't know what I can do.