YouTube “Mistakenly” Censors Conservative Videos

Seriously, is anyone buying these "accidental" excuses from these Social Media giants? Come on!

YouTube’s new moderators—which are supposed to spot “fake news” and misleading videos—wound up removing a whole bunch of conservative videos, channels, and accounts.

A number of things kicked off YouTube centered around the contentious Second Amendment debate currently brewing after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month. YouTube wound up removing a number of pro-gun videos.

Conservative news site Infowars also claimed that YouTube had taken down one of their videos, and disabled their live stream capabilities.

Now, YouTube—which is owned by Google, a company already in hot water with conservatives, thanks to a lawsuit filed by a conservative former employee—is claiming that it was all a big “mistake.”

“As we work to hire rapidly and ramp up our policy enforcement teams throughout 2018, newer members may misapply some of our policies resulting in mistaken removals,” said a spokesperson for YouTube, via email. “We’re continuing to enforce our existing policies regarding harmful and dangerous content, they have not changed. We’ll reinstate any videos that were removed in error.”