Poor Youtube editors they just cannot get their act together. Not only have they emerged as a prime outlet for Jihadi propaganda but they have repeatedly fallen into the trap of identifying hate speech exposure with hate speech. They ask readers to flag entries they consider offensive and then fall into the trap set for them by those who wish to limit the audience of their hate speech. In October it suspended the translated video clips posted by MEMRI, The Media Middle East Research Institute. It has since realized its mistake and not only instituted the account. Now they have made the same mistake and canceled the account of the Palestinian Media Watch. Itamar Marcus writes
PMW urgently seeks to have this account reopened, since some of these videos have accumulated hundreds of thousands of viewings and the exposure is critical to our ongoing work. If any of our subscribers could help, it would be much appreciated.
Let’s hope this too shall be corrected. Google, Youtube’s parent company should hire brighter editors, the kind that are able to distinguish between terrorist propaganda and the exposure of such propaganda before Congress gets in the act yet again.
Update: A flood of complaints led Youtube to reverse its stand