YouTube manifesto on ‘extremist’ content: YouTube has stated that any controversial political or religious content “will remain on YouTube behind an interstitial, won’t be recommended, won’t be monetized, and won’t have key features including comments, suggested videos, and likes.”
YouTube list of subjects that content creators are not permitted to criticize:
- race or ethnic origin
- veteran status
- sexual orientation/gender identity.
The Case of Jordan Peterson:
“Over the past weeks, we have begun working with more than 15 additional expert NGOs and institutions through our Trusted Flagger program, including the Anti-Defamation League, the No Hate Speech Movement, and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. These organizations bring expert knowledge of complex issues like hate speech, radicalization, and terrorism that will help us better identify content that is being used to radicalize and recruit extremists. We will also regularly consult these experts as we update our policies to reflect new trends. And we’ll continue to add more organizations to our network of advisors over time.”
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, heralded by many as the recent “Father of YouTube,” is notable for his lectures on subjects such as free speech, psychology, gender issues, and even Christianity. Peterson is notorious for being a human punching bag for campus liberals, as he is a fairly well-known professor in both the academic world and the interwebs. In one extremely well-received video, Peterson talks about how changing the world begins with cleaning your room, yet the man proceeds to get unprecedented amounts of hate in his own classroom. Peterson rose to internet glory when the Canada’s Bill C-16 was in utero.
As Peterson expressed his immense disapproval for the Canadian bill that would the public to use gender pronouns outside of the traditional he/him/his and she/her/hers, in absolute accordance with the person referred to, a video surfaced in October 2016 that showcased Peterson debating a group of proponents for the legislation to be passed. After gaining an international name and showcasing on several well-known YouTube channels, Peterson continued to direct much of his content creation towards the issue of Canada’s Bill C-16, criticism of postmodernism and Marxist theory, and an overall support for traditional gender norms.
Unsurprisingly, on the morning of August 1, 2017, Peterson awoke the world with a tweet.