YouTube changes the rules of the resource and imposes a strict ban on the publication of videos on the topic of superiority or discrimination against others on the basis of age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation.
According to the company’s blog, this decision was made after a thorough analysis of the already existing rules regarding hated content.
“Today, we’re taking another step in our hate speech policy by specifically prohibiting videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status,” stated in a blog post.
It is expected that the ban will be followed by a wave of blocking of thousands of channels, although this will take a long time.
The digital age has allowed anyone who has a smartphone or high-speed Internet connection to share their opinions with millions of people around the world, and not always in a positive way.
In an effort to discourage “hate and violence”, the Facebook platform has already deleted accounts of public figures, including the “dangerous” Louis Farrakhan and Alex Jones. Now it’s YouTube time.
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