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YouTube to Censor "Controversial" Videos
« on: August 04, 2017, 12:13:18 AM »
YouTube to Censor "Controversial" Videos

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Re: YouTube to Censor "Controversial" Videos
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 01:33:45 AM »
A more sensible article on Youtube censoring and the pressures from advertisers and it's creators

"YouTube is currently being attacked by advertisers for not censoring enough and by creators for censoring too much. It’s almost enough to make you feel sorry for them.

Not quite, though. Because really, the two problems are the same: YouTube sucks at categorising videos, and the larger the site gets, the more serious the ramifications.

The problem is one of scale. YouTube didn’t grow to the size it is by manually checking every video, and it’s not about to start it now. For one thing, it would be hugely expensive: 300 hours of video are uploaded every minute. Even assuming staff members did nothing but watch videos for eight hours a day, it would take more than 50,000 full-time staff to manually moderate it.

So the company relies on tricks which do scale: algorithmically classifying videos, by scanning the titles and video content itself; relying on users to flag problematic uploads; and, in large part, by trusting creators themselves to correctly label their work. That trust is backed up by force, though, with YouTube reserving the right to pull channels entirely from the site if creators consistently miscategorise their work.

But those tricks are showing their limitations, now"

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/21/youtube-advertisers-censorship

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Re: YouTube to Censor "Controversial" Videos
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 06:14:44 AM »
Thank Wiz. The free speech crowd has got an ally in Trump.


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Re: YouTube to Censor "Controversial" Videos
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 06:31:34 AM »
Wiz,

Thanks, I find the news disappointing at the least. I am not a fan in a way shape or form of the ADL.

On the other side You Tube is a private enterprise and like the Photobucket discussion they can follow what practice works best for the business model. It is worth noting they already ban most hate and pornographic posts (videos). Also it is clear from the post that you make they are not banning the content they do not like, it just will not be promoted.

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Re: YouTube to Censor "Controversial" Videos
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 10:16:32 AM »
Time to start posting videos to Vimeo...  :-X


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