Against YouTube's Policy of Censorship -- Video

G. Stolyarov II
 
Issue CCXXVIII
January 3, 2010
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Freedom of peaceful expression is one of the most fundamental values of a civilized society — and one of the basic rights of human beings. YouTube’s automatic bannings and restrictions on users who violate no laws, initiate no force, and whose speech would be inoffensive to reasonable audiences, are intolerable. The mere accusation of wrongdoing, however maliciously motivated and grounded in falsehood, can currently lead to videos being removed and accounts being suspended. There is no adequate due process, no presumption of innocence until proven guilty, and no opportunity for users who have been penalized to present their case to YouTube. This cannot be allowed to continue.

Go to Censortube.

There, you can sign a petition, join a Facebook group, and help communicate widespread disapproval of current practices to YouTube.

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Learn about Mr. Stolyarov's novel, Eden against the Colossus, here.

Read Mr. Stolyarov's comprehensive treatise, A Rational Cosmology, explicating such terms as the universe, matter, space, time, sound, light, life, consciousness, and volition, here.

Read Mr. Stolyarov's four-act play, Implied Consent, a futuristic intellectual drama on the sanctity of human life, here.