Why did @TeamYouTube Censor a Video on Rape Culture in Sweden?
YouTube allows pedophile videos on its site while censoring journalism. Why?
Sweden has gone from a rather calm country to one where rapes are at a record high. What happened? I wanted to know, and funded a documentary on rape culture in Sweden.
After receiving around 150,000 views, Invasion: How Sweden Became the Rape Capital of the West was censored by YouTube.
An age-restricted video is essentially sent down the memory hole. You can’t find this documentary by searching YouTube. You can’t comment on it.
According to YouTube:
In response to user reports, we have disabled some features, such as comments, sharing, and suggested videos, because this video contains content that may be inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.
Invasion does not contain any adult content, but it is “offensive” to some audiences? Yes, journalism is often offensive.
I have appealed this decision to @TeamYouTube, writing:
You are censoring journalism, there isn’t any adult content in this video.
You can watch Invasion (but you can’t comment on it or share it or find it on YouTube) at this link:
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YouTube’s decision to censor political speech while allowing pedophile content with tens-of-millions of views has left people confused at best, and wondering what YouTube is really up to at worst.
I’ll let you know if YouTube continues to censor my journalism.
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Mike Cernovich is a journalist, author, and filmmaker.