YouTube has expanded its hate speech policy to ban videos on white supremacism, which promote Nazi ideology. The social network is also banning fake videos that deny the existence of the holocaust and other well-documented violent events.
“Today, we are taking a step further in our anti-hate speech policy by specifically banning videos that claim that a group is superior to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities such as age, gender, race , caste or religion, “said the YouTube ad. “This would include, for example, videos that promote or glorify the Nazi ideology, which is intrinsically discriminatory, and we will also eliminate content that denies that well-documented violent events such as the Holocaust have occurred.”
Against the pseudosciences
YouTube said it will also try to reduce the spread of what it calls “content limit.” In January, YouTube “tested an update of the systems to limit the recommendations of limit content and harmful misinformation, such as videos that promote a miraculous cure for a serious illness or that claim that the Earth is flat,” said the company. YouTube now says it plans to implement that system in more countries later this year.
Why homophobia and racism do not?
YouTube does not take the same hassles with everyone. According to the company, they are not willing to censure a YouTuber who repeatedly made racist and homophobic comments about a writer named Carlos Maza.
“These videos get millions of views on YouTube, every time one is published, I wake up with a barrage of homophobic and racist abuse on Instagram and Twitter,” Maza wrote on Twitter. YouTube defended its decision, saying that the stalker YouTuber “has not instructed its subscribers to harass Maza on YouTube or any other platform.”
“The opinions can be deeply offensive, but if they do not violate our policies, they will remain on our site,” YouTube said in a recent tweet, after partially retracting by suspending monetization of the channel, “it harms the community in general and is against our YouTube Partner Program policies. ” However, the channel is still on YouTube and has 3.8 million subscribers.
In any case, remember that YouTube is a private provider, while we ask for responsibility for the content we give the power to control what is issued and what is not. Are we willing to do it? The debate opens.