YouTube is at it again, or something.
While the reports of these abuses tend to trend in one direction, the Left has its problems with it, too, as do others with well-identified enemies — as well as Nazis and other tin-hatted types we won’t link to here.
We wrote a long time ago that YouTube isn’t a utility, much less the government, and it has a lot of tightropes to walk. So of course it can’t make everyone happy all the time. Do its present policies and procedures make the most sense from its point of view? Maybe. Do they maximize the use of YouTube as a dominant channel in a particular medium? That’s a separate question, and while neither YouTube’s management nor its stockholders need to answer to us for it, we’re certainly entitled to knock it around.
Originally posted 2011-12-12 10:12:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
2 Replies to “YouTube, the IDF and the truth”
You shouldn’t sneer at libertarianism as you sometimes do… the virtue of free-speech abolutism, even if it permits stuff you think is “indecent”, is that it also protects stuff you like that’s under fire from opponents. Once you start permitting legislation of morality through censorship, you never know when your own oxen will be gored.
YouTube being a private company, I don’t get your point about the relevance of libertarianism, or even “civil libertarianism,” to the discussion.
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