August 27, 2019
PragerU has announced that its case against Google and YouTube over claims of online censorship will be heard in court on Tuesday.
PragerU has announced that on August 27, 2019, it will be appearing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a lawsuit against Google and YouTube over the censorship of PragerU videos on the platform. PragerU, founded by conservative radio host Dennis Prager, produces short educational videos on conservative ideals and history.
PragerU has faced censorship from YouTube on a number of occasions, with the group’s videos being placed behind age rating warnings and videos discussing the ten commandments being placed under YouTube’s “restricted” mode. During a Senate committee hearing in July, Prager discussed the restricted ten commandment video telling Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN): “So — we have a solution, we’ll put up [a video] without ‘thou shalt not murder’ in it. I feel like I’m in a Monty Python skit here, when [a Google executive] says something like that.”
Prager continued: “The only possible explanation for all of this is they don’t like PragerU, because we’re a very, very influential conservative voice touching a lot of lives,” Prager added: “There is no other explanation. If [videos] cannot be seen by any family that restricts pornography and violence, if no school can see it — if no library can show it, that’s a very serious restriction. Especially given that our target audience is young people. So they’re depriving us of the very people that we most want to touch with our message.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 3:33 am