What has happened to America when nameless, faceless, censors at social media companies like YouTube can define what is “the truth” and then ban content that doesn’t meet their definition? No one wants to see anyone wrongly targeted or harmed. But, when employees in cubicles at social media companies become judge and jury when it comes to deciding the truth, we’ve started down a very slippery slope.
“YouTube said Thursday that it would no longer allow content that targets individuals and groups with conspiracy theories, specifically QAnon and its antecedent, “pizzagate,” according to NBC News.
“‘Today, we are taking another step in our efforts to curb hate and harassment by removing more conspiracy theory content used to justify real-world violence,’ the company announced on its blog.
“The new rules, an expansion of YouTube’s existing hate and harassment policies, will prohibit content that ‘threatens or harasses someone by suggesting they are complicit in one of these harmful conspiracies, such as QAnon or Pizzagate,’ the post read.
“YouTube said it would be enforcing the updated policy immediately and plans to ‘ramp up in the weeks to come.'”