Tuesday, April 9, 2019

A Taste of Censorship

Do any of you watch the Youtube Videos from Prager University?

 They are very good, well presented and done to educate. They  use common sense, facts (that are accurate) and the voice of reason.

I subscribe to their Youtube channel and look forward to new videos and a well written newsletter in my email.


Topics they present are not politically correct or sugar coated versions of a perfect society. They are however worth watching. When I started to watch them several  years ago the occasional YouTube video presented by PragerU would be demoneitized (having advertising revenue removed or not allowed). This occurs when  a viewer flags the video as offensive.
I have never found any to be anything but good conversation on topics a free country needs to talk about. I didn't agree with all of them, I learned from all of them. Some confirmed my opinion and a few changed my opinion.

I was very surprised when Mr. Prager made a video about dealing with Youtube and the censorship they face for presenting the conservative or opposing viewpoint.

They get flagged for hate speech and censored heavily.

This morning in the morning email, Mr. Prager told of the recent censorship they are working under.
They are banned from advertising on Twitter and Spotify.  Banned because of an open discourse of ideas. Not hate speech but speech that differs with the left and progressives.

PragerU has 100 restricted videos on YouTube.
They have 2 active lawsuits against Youtube and Google for restrictions against educational videos.

Facebook has removed multiple videos for "Hate Speech" violations.

Is this something that should be happening in a country built on the free and open discourse of ideas? The county where Voltaires famous quote comes into play.
"I wholly disapprove of what you say- and will defend to the death your right to say it."

It has become a world where expressing our honest opinion is not the free exchange of ideas but something else. To me this is a loss on so many levels.

How can we learn things if we cannot hear all sides of an issue and the correct information about those sides?

If you get a chance I would strongly recommend watching the PragerU videos or listening to one of Dennis Prager's Fireside Chats.

We must try harder to save this country and the incredible freedoms it allows us. Freedoms to try things, freedoms to fail and succeed as we live in a country that has opportunity like no other. Opportunity that is being eroded away and censored into oblivion.

God Bless all of you and keep safe.

Read something uncensored today...keep an open and free mind tempered with honesty, integrity and common sense. Learn new things.

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