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March 01, 2018

Surprise! Google and YouTube Use the Racist SPLC to Judge What "Hateful" Content Is

Break up the tech giants, just like the broke up Big Bell.

YouTube is getting help from the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center in its effort to identify extremist content.

YouTube's "Trusted Flaggers" police the platform for so-called hate speech to terror-related content.

The SPLC has labeled pedestrian conservative groups as hate groups in the past.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is assisting YouTube in policing content on their platform, The Daily Caller has learned.

The left-wing nonprofit -- which has more recently come under fire for labeling legitimate conservative organizations as "hate groups" -- is one of the more than 100 nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and government agencies in YouTube's "Trusted Flaggers" program, a source with knowledge of the arrangement told TheDC.

The SPLC and other program members help police YouTube for extremist content, ranging from so-called hate speech to terrorist recruiting videos.

All of the groups in the program have confidentiality agreements, a spokesperson for Google, YouTube's parent company, previously told TheDC. A handful of YouTube's "Trusted Flaggers," including the Anti-Defamation League and No Hate Speech -- a European organization focused on combatting intolerance -- have gone public with their participation in the program. The vast majority of the groups in the program have remained hidden behind their confidentiality agreements.

The SPLC's close involvement in policing content on YouTube is likely to cause consternation among conservatives who worry that they may not be treated fairly. The left-wing group has consistently labeled pedestrian conservative organizations as "hate groups" and has been directly tied to violence against conservatives in the past. Floyd Lee Corkins, who opened fire at the Family Research Center in 2012, said he chose the FRC for his act of violence because the SPLC listed them as a "hate group."

And then they promptly labeled the "Factual Feminist" Christina Hoff Sommers a hate-speaker calling for the "subjugation of women."

Say, you know who calls for the subjugation of women, SPLC? Allah

But putting that to the side for a moment:

The Southern Poverty Law Center is at it again. In a report on "Male Supremacy," an ideology that the group says "advocates for the subjugation of women," it included American Enterprise Institute scholar Christina Hoff Sommers, calling her someone "who gives mainstream and respectable face to some [Men's Rights Activist] concerns."

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"I completely reject that," Sommers said. "This is a group I used to admire. They once went after Klan members and Nazis and now... [they go after] people like Ben Carson and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. It's absurd." She adds that the SPLC has no evidence for the suggestion that she "gives mainstream and respectable face" to "male supremacy":. "They're blacklisting in place of engaging with arguments. They blacklist you, rather than try to refute you."

Coming soon to a Google/YouTube blacklist near you.

More and more people -- including those on the left -- want to regulate or break up the tech monopolies, and I hope for once the right doesn't permit its corporate fetishism prompt it to save more enemies.

For years, tech giants and their CEOs could count on glowing praise and friendly media coverage that hyped up just how much their products would change the world.

Those changes are now the subject of growing skepticism from politicians, academics and that same media. Election meddling, concerns about privacy and questions about technology's role in our daily lives have muddied the waters for the Silicon Valley giants, which now face tough questions and scrutiny like they've never seen before.

The technology industry could be in the midst of the biggest corporate backlash in decades. While big banks were the targets of scorn after the financial crisis, public contempt is now focused squarely on Silicon Valley and big tech.

Whoopsie-Daisy! YouTube's moderators "mistakenly" pull down right-leaning channels about gun rights.

Strange how all these "mistakes" all go in the same direction. Almost as if it's not so much a mistake as a conspiracy.

Whoopsie-Daisy 2: And just like that, Sargon of Akaad is locked out of YouTube.


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