You Tube threatens to terminate Alex Jones Channel over baseless Obama Joker “racism” claim
Paul Joseph Watson
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Google-owned You Tube has sensationally censored a video clip showing Eric Schmidt at the 2011 Bilderberg Group conference, by removing the “honors” associated with the Alex Jones Channel and preventing the clip from going viral, while You Tube has also threatened to terminate the account altogether after baseless accusations of racism were made against an Obama Joker video for the second time.
Google chief Eric Schmidt betrayed his notorious disregard for online privacy in 2009 when he told CNBC, “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.”
Maybe Schmidt should take his own advice, because he’s obviously keen to prevent the world from finding out about his 2011 attendance of the Bilderberg conference and how he discussed new ways to police the Internet with other technology moguls from the likes of Facebook and Microsoft.
After our Bilderberg confrontation video was linked at the mighty Drudge Report as well as the London Guardian, it shot to the top of You Tube’s rankings and appeared on the front page, achieving over 100,000 views in a matter of hours. However, right as the clip was set to go viral and achieve millions of views, You Tube unceremoniously deleted all of the “honors” associated with the Alex Jones Channel. This immediately ensured that the video was buried and therefore prevented millions more people from seeing Schmidt being confronted by protesters at the Bilderberg meeting.
The Alex Jones Channel has received numerous “honors” and these are permanently displayed on the left hand side of the channel’s home page just under the channel description, but not any longer, as all the achievements have been scrubbed and sent down the memory hole.
Removing the “honors” associated with our channel prevents our videos from ever going viral.
In addition to this act of censorship against the Alex Jones Channel, You Tube has for the second time issued us with a Community Guideline warning strike, disabled the Obama Joker poster contest video from two years ago and threatened to terminate our account altogether.
Despite the fact that we successfully defeated a 2009 complaint against the same video, You Tube has again acted upon a “denunciation” from a You Tube user and disabled the Obama Joker clip, presumably under the same justification that it is “racist.”
As we documented the first time the clip was banned, You Tube disabled the video after a Barack Obama supporter claimed it was “racist,” yet the video mentions nothing whatsoever about race. Indeed, George W. Bush was also depicted as the Joker, a Vampire and innumerable other derogatory characters, but such criticism was never deemed “racist”.
You Tube is once again cynically playing the race card not only to terminate this video, but as a prelude to shutting down the whole Alex Jones Channel, a stunt they already pulled once before when the channel was suspended for the “copyright violation” of Alex Jones showing a newspaper headline on camera.
“Additional violations may result in the temporary disabling of your ability to post content to YouTube and/or the termination of your account,” states the email from You Tube, before listing the Obama Joker video complaint from two years ago that we already shot down.
Ever since the Obama Joker poster campaign began, the establishment tried to silence legitimate and powerfully symbolic criticism of the government by claiming the entire campaign was “racist,” despite the fact that George W. Bush was also depicted as the Joker for years, proving that the characterization has nothing to do with skin color or race.
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In addition to its own dirty tricks, You Tube blithely follows orders from governments to terminate accounts and disable videos on the flimsiest of pretexts. As we have documented, the vast majority of government removal requests for videos that show little more than legitimate protests are hastily acted upon by You Tube.
It is important to emphasize that You Tube has now become the virtual town hall for online video content. This is where the vast majority of the online world go to watch their videos. It’s not as if we could just put the video up on our own server and expect to compete with the behemoth that is You Tube and its owner Google.
By directing 95 per cent of the video watching community to You Tube, Google has obtained a stranglehold on user-generated video content. We are forced to compete on their battlefield and play by their rules, and even though we abide by their rules we are still constantly being censored with dirty tricks and unfair treatment.
Despite the fact that the videos on our channel have received over 117 million views, You Tube refuses to give us a Director account, despite handing them out to channels that have received far less views. We provide You Tube with hundreds of thousands of hits every week and yet in return we are treated with total disdain.
This kind of censorship needs to be addressed now because under Internet 2, when not just videos but all Internet traffic will be hosted on servers controlled by big corporations in the name of cybersecurity, such issues will become routine. By swallowing up all the Internet traffic and then arbitrarily censoring free speech, the likes of Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and others will be used by the establishment to strangle the alternative media out of existence.
This is a major issue and it is imperative that people complain to You Tube as well as mirroring our videos to help break through the electronic Berlin Wall that Google and You Tube are erecting in a bid to prevent the truth from getting out.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.
This article was posted: Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 8:12 am