16 April, 2021

YouTube Is on a Censorship Spree

YouTube suspends Indian news outlet that covered workers' protests over lockdowns (reclaimthenet.org)

YouTube has banned the channel of Millat Times, an Indian news website, for posting a video showing workers protesting lockdown in the state of Maharashtra. YouTube said that the video violated its COVID-19 misinformation policy.

On April 9, Millat Times uploaded a video titled “People Continue Protest Against Lockdown, Gherai CM’s House.” The post showed clips of people protesting the newly enforced lockdown in Maharashtra outside the state’s Chief Minister’s residence.

I don’t see how showing protests can possibly be a violation of a misinformation policy. But then, I don’t think they should have a misinformation policy unless they take an extremely narrow view of what constitutes misinformation that must be censored.

Hint: they don’t.

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