SkyNet Update, 2017

Skynet

~ WELCOME TO 2017— and the great muzzling. Such as the YouTube Smiting YouTubers Policy.. brought to you by bullying goofy greedy corporations! Let’s boycott them! Who?

HSBC, AT&T, Verizon, Heinz, Johnson & Johnson; in Europe, VW, Toyota, Tesco, ITV, Aviva, and many more. You know, lying, monopolizing, money-laundering, mileage-fudging, terror-supporting, NSA-cooperating heroic companies like these.

Why All The Fuss?

What content, exactly? HATE!! What ‘hate’? Must be pretty horrible, to demonetize them (i.e., take away their ad revenues).

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“So, it’s not the ISIS recruitment videos or pirated content that caused the mass exodus of brands, but suddenly popular YouTube channels with “homophobic extremists,” and hate preachers. I do hope they mean the videos showing ISIS soldiers dropping blindfolded men off rooftops, but I doubt that’s what they mean.”

Got it? Corporations are trying to police online free speech, especially the politically incorrect, unpopular, or religiously traditional. Terror? Death to all Juice sermons? ISIS-associated AntiFa hate-screeds?  Murder of gay Iranians? Those videos are not being blocked or fiddled with in any way, of course. Only certain offensive topics.

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The current YouTube CEO preens:

“We know advertisers don’t want their ads next to content that doesn’t align with their values. So starting today, we’re taking a tougher stance on hateful, offensive and derogatory content. This includes removing ads more effectively from content that is attacking or harassing people based on their race, religion, gender or similar categories. This change will enable us to take action, where appropriate, on a larger set of ads and sites.”

Even videos mentioning the new policy, or criticizing Google or YouTube will get demonetized (of course). As with so many free speech fascisms, truth, freedom of speech, facts, or fair opinion are not legit defences or reasons to the speech-killers. There’s also talk of actual censorship, with videos deleted, made private, or hidden behind digital walls as bad content.

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The Fallout

Then, hard-Leftist Google bought up YouTube. The company was pressured to make nice with video content by some very big corporations. The new inhuman algorithm for picking nice videos ensues, along with many YouTubers losing money for allegedly  potentially ‘offensive’ content.

ALL guilty until proven innocent, until they appeal.. until their next video. Even formerly acceptable older videos by the same Youtuber on the same current topics or games as before? Demonetized & demonized! DONK!

THEN, you get to send an appeal, to be reviewed by an actual human. One appeal per each video, 2-4 days processing. Some YouTubers now have literally hundreds and hundreds of vids just demonetized by the SKyNet algorithm.

The social media purge doesn’t help, either. It’s a mess all ’round.

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He dared discuss recent news, people, issues, and controversies! DONK!!

The Less Mighty Jingles

English YouTuber Paul Charleton goes by the nom de web “The Mighty Jingles”. I’m a longtime fan & subscriber.

In his case, ALL the recent work of this huge YouTuber (over 500K subscribers) — DONK!!! — he has had to do for free, because YouTube’s algorithm has smited almost everybody, and all of his recent videos, which cover… a handful of electronic games, with an avuncular lashing of humour and history.

Listen to his clear explanation.

Hence the “Adpocalypse”: Normally, YouTubers are paid by advertisers through YouTube for the views each video receives. More views, more $$$ for YouTube & their creators. Before. Now, everything is different, and worse.

After all, political silencing has always been a goal of GoogleTube, no? ~

Thus saith,

Teh Binks

 

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The Mighty Jingles (RN, ret.) Is Unamused
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Steynian 319

Pass it on

~ PASS IT ON— Part of pastoring is mentoring: handing on and lifting up others in faith, skills, abilities, understanding & knowledge, and confidence. I’ve mentored lots of folks, and been honoured with their trust and watching them grow in lots of ways, often zooming past my little store of ideas or skills before long, since a true teacher’s role is to make themselves superfluous, having handed on good and true things to others. A one-man band may be impressive, but an orchestra built up and guided and taught by one person so that each knows their role, and could also lead the others– much more lasting and powerful.

The scary word ‘tradition’ properly means just that: ‘traditio‘ or hand on to others. It’s not yours to keep: the riches of past struggles, questions, puzzles, essential questions is the distilled and purified gold of past generations of human toil and wisdom. It is a par of adolescence to put all that up to question– it is a sign of maturity to take on what is handed on, and find the good and the gold in it, and to pass it on to future people. In the Church, tradition is further understood to be the Holy Spirit alive in the debates and outworking of the church in time, warning against error, pitfalls, dead ends, and human sin and stupidity.

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