YouTube, Google, all of you. What did you expect to happen when you told the right that they were not allowed to speak? Your Bogus “Heroes” campaign was only met with backlash, Gab wanted to sue the pants off of you for taking their app out off the store, and your audience clearly has some animosity building up against you. But luckily for those who still believe in free speech, a new era may be on its way, and it’s all thanks to one company who’s taking a stand.
Dennis Prager (founder of PragerU) is suing YouTube and Google for unlawful censorship and free speech discrimination.
PragerU CEO Marissa Streit said that somebody has to fight Goliath, and I couldn’t agree more. Right wing, as well as left-wing audiences, have both made it clear that they do not like the direction this platform is heading towards. YouTube has been taking down videos they deem as inappropriate, videos like “Why Isn’t Communism as Hated as Nazism?” and “What’s Holding the Arab World Back?” were placed in Restricted Mode due to apparent discussion of “hate and genocide” and “terrorism and genocide,” My question is, why isn’t communism hated just like Nazism? Why do people hate Nazi’s more when such a movement is basically dead? Nobody in their right mind goes around calling themselves a Nazi, even if there are some key principles they agree with, like identity politics and National Socialism. Yet all around us, we see members of groups like Antifa proudly raising their fist and following their communist constitution. How can you tell me, that communism isn’t the worst form of government there is?
Google of course, has made no effort to defend themselves and refuses to be available for comments. Too busy censoring the conservative voice I suppose. How long will it take before the audiences have enough and boycott the sites altogether?
Prager also comments, “Watch any one of our videos and you’ll immediately realize that Google/YouTube censorship is entirely ideologically driven. For the record, our videos are presented by some of the finest minds in the Western world, including four Pulitzer Prize winners, former prime ministers, and professors from the most prestigious universities in America. They are engaging in an arbitrary and capricious use of their ‘restricted mode’ and ‘demonetization’ to restrict non-left political thought. Their censorship is profoundly damaging because Google and YouTube own and control the largest forum for public participation in a video-based speech in not only California, but the United States, and the world.”
Political commentators like Glenn Beck are doing their part as well, speaking out against the bias of a liberal-minded YouTube, and allowing Prager to have the opportunity to explain himself and his cause. Why discourage young conservatives from being excited to learn new things and challenge their minds? To create more young liberals? To make kids less interested in the right? There are several theories here, all of them disturbing.
“Can you imagine what the world would look like if Google is allowed to continue to arbitrarily censor ideas they simply don’t agree with?”
Marissa Streit said this in a comment. As for me, I imagine that the world would be a much better place. Full of free thinkers and young people who were encouraged to challenge their mind and do things to better change the country. At the end of the day, the lawsuit isn’t about getting back all the money lost from ad revenue, it’s about protecting free speech. Protecting the American values we were built upon.