Techdirt: Once Again, Rather Than Deleting Terrorist Propaganda, YouTube Deletes Evidence Of War Crimes

Techdirt: Once Again, Rather Than Deleting Terrorist Propaganda, YouTube Deletes Evidence Of War Crimes . “It really was just last week that we were discussing the problems of telling platforms like YouTube to remove videos concerning “violent extremism” because it’s often tough to tell the difference between videos that many people think are okay and ones that those same people think are not. But in that post, we also linked back to a story from 2013 in which — after getting pressure from then Senator Joe Lieberman — YouTube started removing ‘terrorist’ videos, and in the process deleted a channel of people documenting atrocities in Syria. It appears that history is now repeating itself, because YouTube is getting some grief because (you guessed it), it’s effort to keep extremist content off its platform has resulted in deleting a channel that was documenting evidence of war crimes in Syria.”

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