Seems a funny thing has happened to 2 of my 71 videos, all of a sudden, they have been rejected as "content inappropriate". Care to guess what topic they were on? No! Not porn, that would be the day. If you guessed FREE SPEECH, you would be right!
I had no clue that these videos had been rejected, no notice from Youtube. Thankfully a concerned reader, "rottendrew" emailed me and told me one of them had been banned, so I looked at all the videos and this is what I found:
Funny, both videos are about Ezra Levant and HRC's. Both have been rejected as "content inappropriate". So it seems that someone is targeting videos with Ezra's name, either in the title or in the labels. Someone is hi-jacking free speech!
I do not know who alerted Youtube about those two videos, and Youtube never sent me any notification that they had been "rejected". My account is still in "good standing", with no warnings showing. So, what gets a video rejected? Here's the rules:
As far as I can figure out, this is the section that got my videos banned:
We encourage free speech and defend everyone's right to express unpopular points of view. But we don't permit hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity).
So they banned two videos that were about free speech in Canada, even though they state that they "encourage free speech". Someone appears to be targeting either Ezra, or free speech, or both.
Anyone who knows how I can find out who got those videos banned, please e-mail me. Or if you know how to get them "unrejected", I would appreciate the help.
I'm thinking of re-posting those videos under new titles like "Crazy cat tricks" or "Happy Summer Days" to see if they also get banned. (If someone from the HRC's or CIC are reading this blog, have fun searching my account all you want, I just might have a friend who will repost them, without using Ezra's name. How are you going to be able to search out all the possible Youtube accounts for videos like "My dog chasing his tail"?)
This is serious, it appears someone is targeting free speech and Youtube is caving in to their demands.