‘Has content censored on the Net triggered exponential traffic?’

September 7, 2017

ALTERNATIVE SOURCES: This was said by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Twitter on how some young men they get informed on current affairs: “This is where young men, not on the left, are now getting their social and political education. This includes people like @PrisonPlanet and @styxhexenhammer666. While the US left still has its anti-war heavy hitters, the new vibrant English-speaking organic culture is oral and emerged from self-made videos on You Tube and forums.”

 

FAMILIAR PATTERN: You Tube content creator Tarl Warwick makes these observation on Google, Facebook, You Tube, mainstream media outlets and establishment on their censorship campaign: “Whatever people are in power to be abusive falls by the wayside, they become outdated, youth rebellion usually boils over and destroys them and after 10 or 15 relative calm years, the next generation as it grows older does the same thing and it seems to be an innate, human characteristic.

 

OWN GOAL: On You Tube’s decision to put conservative material and other content that it politically disagrees with and puts it in ‘limited state’, Warwick, said this: “When the content gets censored like that somebody slaps on a list somewhere and people say ‘wow, it must be cool’ because it has been put in limited state and the opposite effect kicks in and all of a sudden a hundred times more people are watching it.”

 

 

HAS the campaign by the Internet’s premier video website to make its platform a “right-wing safe space” blown up in its face?

On 5 September, Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange made a series of Tweets suggesting that “millennials” were getting their information from prominent You Tubers such as Paul Joseph Watson, Stefan Molyneux and Tarl Warwick, who between them have hundreds of thousands of subscribers.

Attempts to censor certain channels due to their political content by “parking” them it off the platform, has only encouraged by an exponential increase of traffic due to many young people to actively seek it out, as it has become banned, and this is according to Stxytexanhammer666, Prison Planet and Freedom Domain Radio. Censoring these channels may have actually slashed the company’s income by targeting the advertisers for these channels.

These are the observations of Warwick, who posts opinions on a number of subjects, and who himself as thousands of subscribers. He was being interviewed by Watson about the effects of censorship on conservative content. He was speaking to Paul Joseph Watson of Prison Planet, on the mutual experiences of censorship effecting their channels. Here is the full exchange.

Self-made videos and forums

In his tweets, Assange said: “This is where young men, not on the left, are now getting their social and political education. This includes people like @PrisonPlanet and @styxhexenhammer666. While the US left still has its anti-war heavy hitters, the new vibrant English-speaking organic culture is oral and emerged from self-made videos on You Tube and forums.”

Paul Joseph Watson added: “It is far easier to spit out a virtue-signalling tweet that take the time to script, dictate and edit a 10-minute You Tube video, so the question is how much of this censorship of You Tube is down to Google is down the left’s laziness in failure to resonate with a younger audience?”

Warwick claims the video platform has gone after website domains and alternative social media sites like Gab and have targeted the advisers of these channels, and as a result have lost money themselves, as well as demonetising the channels too.

Ninety per cent of videos considered “limited state” technically breach Terms of Service (TOS) guidelines and are retained on the platform but the other 10 per cent which has not breached TOS guidelines but questions hover as to why it is in limited state.

‘Limited State won’t work’

Warwick said: “Limited state is about hiding things away and it simply won’t work. Some of the users on limited state have posted statistics on the videos that they had moved to limited state. When the content gets censored like that somebody slaps on a list somewhere and people say ‘wow, it must be cool’ because it has been put in limited state and the opposite effect kicks in and all of a sudden a hundred times more people are watching it.

‘Censorship will accelerate amount of traffic’

They simply can’t interact with in on You Tube. I think it is You Tube’s plausible deniability at play there, where they don’t really care if the material is there per se, but they are trying to appease those same leftists and so they are spread around far further, but they don’t really care because all these NGOs (non-government organisations), they will be appeased, people will just spread it around from Google Services, so it’s all good, I guess.”

Warwick claimed that global internet censorship would hold back human development on both an economic and cultural level

“Whatever people are in power to be abusive falls by the wayside, they become outdated, youth rebellion usually boils over and destroys them and after 10 or 15 relative calm years, the next generation as it grows older does the same thing and it seems to be an innate, human characteristic.

‘Good ideas tend to win out over time’

“This is the big thing about alt tech, if just safeguard the Internet as a place to express yourself and people aren’t being harassed, abused, attacked, de-platformed for voicing simple opinions, then it doesn’t matter if we are in a moral panic, at the very least people will be able to speak freely with good ideas, not abusive ideas hopefully, tend to win out over time.

“If we allow the Internet to be too heavily censored, and alt tech is suppressed, then we probably fall into another dark age and it would hold back human development on an economic, as well as a cultural level. It would be terrible for the entire world.”

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