YouTube suspends the Independent Scientology News channel which also covers the Nation of Islam

Enthetan

Master of Disaster
YouTube has permanently terminated my Independent Scientology News channel. Tony Ortega has the story:

YouTube permanently shutters channel that exposed Scientology’s bigotry

https://tonyortega.org/2019/06/24/y...ers-channel-that-exposed-scientology-bigotry/

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In addition to everything I said in the OP and elsewhere above, I want to add the following relatively minor point. Depending on the content reported in a given video, all of my videos were tagged with several or all of the following tags, among others:

Anti-Semitism
Antismitism
bigot
bigotry
homophobic
homophobia
racism
racist
You may have thought you were outside politics. By going after Nation of Islam, you have inserted yourself into politics.

Farrakhan's organization will be important to the Left, leading up to the 2020 elections. They will "fair game" anyone who upsets him. Do not be shocked if you are doxxed and harassed at your home. Or worse.

The following short clip is from an old movie. You should watch it to the end.
Because it applies to you


There are a lot of VERY powerful people out there, people whose ability to squish others make OSA look insignificant. They have a lot of money and the fate of their continued power, riding on the upcoming election.

Be careful out there.
 
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Type4_PTS

Diamond Invictus SP
You may have thought you were outside politics. By going after Nation of Islam, you have inserted yourself into politics.

Farrakhan's organization will be important to the Left, leading up to the 2020 elections. They will "fair game" anyone who upsets him. Do not be shocked if you are doxxed and harassed at your home. Or worse.

The following short clip is from an old movie. You should watch it to the end.
Because it applies to you


There are a lot of VERY powerful people out there, people whose ability to squish others make OSA look insignificant. They have a lot of money and the fate of their continued power, riding on the upcoming election.

Be careful out there.
While there is much truth in what you write here, and there IS definitely a risk in exposing the corruption and/or bigotry of individuals and organizations, IMO it is very important for all of us to speak our truth as we know it if this society is to have a chance of moving forward.

Just my 2 cents. And absolutely you are correct in that one should "be careful out there."

Getting a bit more to the point of the discussion, why is it exactly that the establishment protects Farrakhan? Is it his influence in certain communities and his ability to deliver votes on election day? That would be my guess.

There's been some talk that some of this censorship that's occurring is a mistake. The algorithms are wrongly causing certain content to be censored, such as in this case where the videos are actually intended to expose bigotry. I'm not sure that I buy that explanation. Not when the suspensions are not overturned on appeal nor are any reasonable explanations provided. YouTube generates BILLIONS in revenue each year. Clearly they can afford to competently administer the appeals process should they wish to do that.

I wonder how much money YouTube receives from the Church of Scientology and their various front groups? Check out this ad from Feedough.com:


YouTube Business Model/How Does YouTube Make Money?
https://www.feedough.com/youtube-business-model-how-does-youtube-make-money/


If you scroll down the article you'll come to this (see screenshot). It is one of the ways that YouTube generates revenue. If you look closely at this you'll see that the particular example used here of a sponsored ad comes from Scientology:

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I would bet good money that the dollars flowing from CoS to YouTube and their parent company (Google) gives CoS better access to a human within those companies to resolve any issues they have.
 

Enthetan

Master of Disaster
YouTube makes its money by delivering eyes (yours) to advertisers, and by delivering information collected about people's viewing preferences (including info which can reveal their real world identities) to those who have an interest in that (particularly people in government, and people with access to people in government)
 
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Type4_PTS

Diamond Invictus SP
Hidden camera of Google execs (who run YouTube) discussing how they can slant what people are allowed to see


Backup site in case Youtube de-platforms this video:
https://www.bitchute.com/video/re9Xp6cdkro/

UPDATE: Well, that didn't take long, did it?

Copy at the bitchute link is still up.
Heh, I had the video still opened on my laptop and noticed it looks like this now:

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I hope many others copy it. Even though it's presently hosted on Bitchute I've seen instances where severe pressure is put on these companies hosting censored videos to remove them.


Here's a tweet from James O'Keefe:

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Enthetan

Master of Disaster
Heh, I had the video still opened on my laptop and noticed it looks like this now:

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I hope many others copy it. Even though it's presently hosted on Bitchute I've seen instances where severe pressure is put on these companies hosting censored videos to remove them.


Here's a tweet from James O'Keefe:

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Congressman Gohmert has uploaded the video to the website of the US House of Representatives. I would imagine if Pelosi has it taken down, Trump will put it up on the White House website.

https://gohmert.house.gov/uploadedfiles/google.mp4
 
YouTube has permanently terminated my Independent Scientology News channel. Tony Ortega has the story:

YouTube permanently shutters channel that exposed Scientology’s bigotry

https://tonyortega.org/2019/06/24/y...ers-channel-that-exposed-scientology-bigotry/

***************************

In addition to everything I said in the OP and elsewhere above, I want to add the following relatively minor point. Depending on the content reported in a given video, all of my videos were tagged with several or all of the following tags, among others:

Anti-Semitism
Antismitism
bigot
bigotry
homophobic
homophobia
racism
racist
My suggestion is to get a go fund me to raise money for an attorney to reach out to them or alternately sue them for violation of your first amendment rights. I would be happy to make a donation to such a fund. I am sure others here and on Tony's site will donate as well.

Mimsey
 

Karakorum

supressively reasonable
Congressman Gohmert has uploaded the video to the website of the US House of Representatives. I would imagine if Pelosi has it taken down, Trump will put it up on the White House website.

https://gohmert.house.gov/uploadedfiles/google.mp4
And that's exactly why it is great to have a multiparty system. If one party does something really sketchy, you can count on the opposing party to bring it up. :thumbsup:

I'd say its even better if you have 3-6 large parties, rather than just 2 big ones in the US. But more than 1 party is still a great thing to have.
 
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Voodoo

Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow
My suggestion is to get a go fund me to raise money for an attorney to reach out to them or alternately sue them for violation of your first amendment rights. I would be happy to make a donation to such a fund. I am sure others here and on Tony's site will donate as well.

Mimsey
The 1st Amendment only says that you can't be suppressed or harmed by the government for speaking freely.

Of course, you have every right to speak freely in any setting, but if you choose to do so, the 1st Amendment won't protect you if you're speaking within the confines of a privately owned venue like YouTube. Private citizens and businesses are not bound by the 1st Amendment - only the government is.

The real scandal is that many of the large tech companies are now so large and influential, they've virtually become public utilities.

Imagine if the phone company closed your account because they didn't like your political views. That's exactly what the large tech companies are doing, and it needs to stop.

It's time to break these companies up, as was done with AT&T decades ago.
 

Voodoo

Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow
And that's exactly why it is great to have a multiparty system. If one party does something really sketchy, you can count on the opposing party to bring it up. :thumbsup:

I'd say its even better if you have 3-6 large parties, rather than just 2 big ones in the US. But more than 1 party is still a great thing to have.
It's only a great system in theory. In the real world, there's only one party -- the Uniparty.

With few exceptions the lousy politicians are all in cahoots and gorging themselves at the gubmint trough.
 

Voodoo

Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow
YouTube suspends the Independent Scientology News channel which also covers the Nation of Islam.

YouTube has suspended my Independent Scientology News channel on the grounds that it violated YouTube's Community Guidelines against "hate speech." The channel covers Scientology and the Nation of Islam with a current emphasis on the anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic statements by Scientology Freedom Medal Winner Nation of Islam Minister Tony Muhammad.

Tony Ortega covered the story today:

YouTube runs interference for Scientology and its Nation of Islam bigot problem

https://tonyortega.org/2019/06/10/y...tology-and-its-nation-of-islam-bigot-problem/

My purpose in posting here is to provide additional information.

The suspension letter:

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The result when one goes to my YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfbVNN1wapvI5ieUrU62BCw

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The YouTube / Google appeal form limits the number of characters one can use. Given that limitation, I submitted the following appeal:

* * * * * * BEGIN APPEAL * * * * *

I am a journalist who covers Scientology & the Nation of Islam. As I state in the description of each video, my purpose is NOT to promote the anti-Semitic, racist & homophobic statements by Scientology Freedom Medal Winner Nation of Islam Minister Tony Muhammad, but instead to report on and expose his statements. The description of each video also includes numerous links to stories that report on and are critical of his statements My You'Tube videos have been published by Tony Ortega, the leading journalist on Scientology, and Mike Rinder of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath --

https://tonyortega.org/2019/05/17/o...nation-of-islam-bigot-tonight-in-los-angeles/

https://www.mikerindersblog.org/an-...t-and-homophobic-statements-by-tony-muhammad/

https://www.mikerindersblog.org/ton...d-white-man-i-might-have-found-a-half-of-one/

Removing my channel serves only to censor news reporting.

* * * * * END APPEAL * * * * *

In addition, the description under ALL of my videos explains:

"This is a news report. The purpose of this video is NOT to promote the views and opinions expressed therein, but instead to report on them. Please see links below."​

Further, the description under ALL of my videos contains the following "other coverage" section:

* * * * * * BEGIN QUOTATION * * * * *

Other coverage of Scientology Freedom Medal Winner Nation of Islam Minister Tony Muhammad:

Independent Scientology News YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfbVNN1wapvI5ieUrU62BCw

"Once again, Scientology celebrates a Nation of Islam bigot tonight in Los Angeles."
https://tonyortega.org/2019/05/17/o...nation-of-islam-bigot-tonight-in-los-angeles/

Tony Muhammad Searching for a “Good” White Man – “I might have found a half of one"
https://www.mikerindersblog.org/ton...d-white-man-i-might-have-found-a-half-of-one/

An Update on the Anti-Semitic, Racist and Homophobic Statements by Tony Muhammad
https://www.mikerindersblog.org/an-...t-and-homophobic-statements-by-tony-muhammad/

Scientology is quick to cry ‘bigotry,’ but these photos prove David Miscavige’s hypocrisy
https://tonyortega.org/2018/12/07/t...he-new-winners-of-scientology-freedom-medals/

Nation of Islam takes a bigoted swipe at Leah Remini and the ‘Jews’ behind her show
https://tonyortega.org/2018/12/26/n...-at-leah-remini-and-the-jews-behind-her-show/

Scientology’s social media effort tries so hard to distract you from what’s really going on
https://tonyortega.org/2019/02/07/s...d-to-distract-you-from-whats-really-going-on/

For a compilation of anti-Semitic, anti-American, racsist and homophobic statements by Scientology Freedom Medal Winner Nation of Islam Minister Tony Muhammad, please see:

http://www.forum.exscn.net/threads/...uhammad-who-promotes-anti-semitic-book.44564/

https://whyweprotest.net/threads/sc...hammad-who-promotes-anti-semitic-book.133481/

Tony Ortega broke the story that Minister Tony Muhammad won the Church of Scientology's highest award, the Freedom Medal, in November 2017:
https://tonyortega.org/2017/11/22/v...to-nation-of-islam-minister-who-thanks-allah/

Later, in August 2018, the Church of Scientology gave Minister Tony Muhammad its Ebony Awakening Award.
http://www.forum.exscn.net/threads/...s-anti-semitic-book.44564/page-9#post-1179212

* * * * * * END QUOTATION * * * * *

Whenever a new relevant story (e.g., Tony Ortega's recent story, "Once again, Scientology celebrates a Nation of Islam bigot tonight in Los Angeles") was published, I added the title of that story and the link to ALL of my video descriptions. All of my videos had identical "other coverage" sections.

Finally, after YouTube first deleted three of my videos, I made a point of placing the following title card near the beginning of my most recent video about Tony Muhammad that I uploaded to YouTube:

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Given the above, no rational person could conclude that I was promoting the anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic public statements by Tony Muhammad. Anyone who was even minimally rational could conclude only that I was trying to report on and expose Tony Muhammad's anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic statements.

YouTube's removal of my channel did nothing to promote the fight against anti-Semitism, racism and homophobia. YouTube's removal of my channel only served to censor reporting on same.

It is also significant that my YouTube channel was suspended for merely publishing "Fair Use" news excerpts of Tony Muhammad's Facebook videos, yet Tony Muhammad's Facebook account and his complete Facebook videos from which my news clips were excerpted remain.
I posted Tony Ortega's blog post about your ordeal to my Facebook home page. Hopefully all of my 250 Scn FB friends will see it and spread the news.
 

Voodoo

Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow
...why is it exactly that the establishment protects Farrakhan? Is it his influence in certain communities and his ability to deliver votes on election day? That would be my guess.
Does this answer your question?

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The man simply knows the right people.

And for your information, Farrakhan doesn't influence that many votes in the black community. Folks there have thought that NOI is a cult since I was a kid.
 

Karakorum

supressively reasonable
It's only a great system in theory. In the real world, there's only one party -- the Uniparty.

With few exceptions the lousy politicians are all in cahoots and gorging themselves at the gubmint trough.
There are times where the parties are "in cahoots" on some issue, but most of the time they are not. Its even less common in central Europe than it is in the US (maybe its because we have many more parties here).
 

Voodoo

Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow
There are times where the parties are "in cahoots" on some issue, but most of the time they are not. Its even less common in central Europe than it is in the US (maybe its because we have many more parties here).
K, they only fight over the means - never the ends.

In the end, the citizens put up with the same grievances unhandled, decade after decade, after decade, while that small body of elected reps up on Capitol Hill pretend to fight for our interests.
 

Enthetan

Master of Disaster
K, they only fight over the means - never the ends.

In the end, the citizens put up with the same grievances unhandled, decade after decade, after decade, while that small body of elected reps up on Capitol Hill pretend to fight for our interests.
Both sides are all about the interests of their donors. A politician spends most of his time trying to get campaign cash for his next election, and trying to please the people who he thinks he can count on to give him cash (or equivalent non-cash service) when he needs it.

A lot of the same donors contribute to both sides.
 

lotus

stubborn rebel sheep!
Anyone has seen Comm I\C ???
It's more than a month he disappeared :oops:

Hopefuly he\she hasn't been in trouble !

Muzzled????
 
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