close
  • Ar chevron_right

    We still don’t know why YouTube deleted phrases critical of Beijing

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Wednesday, 27 May - 20:51

A man in a suit speaks into a microphone.

Enlarge / Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks in Wuzhen, China, in 2017. (credit: Du Yang/China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images )

YouTube says it has "rolled out a fix" for an "error in our enforcement systems" that had led to the automatic deletion of comments that included two phrases critical of China's government. But in an email exchange and phone call with Ars Technica, a company spokeswoman declined to provide real details about why YouTube's software was deleting the comments in the first place.

As I explained on Tuesday, "共匪" means " communist bandit. " It was a derogatory term used by Nationalists during the Chinese Civil War that ended in 1949. It continues to be used by Chinese-speaking critics of the Beijing regime, including in Taiwan .

"五毛" means "50-cent party." It's a derogatory term for people who are paid by the Chinese government to participate in online discussions and promote official Communist Party positions. In the early years of China's censored Internet, such commenters were allegedly paid 50 cents (in China's currency, the yuan) per post.

Read 9 remaining paragraphs | Comments

index?i=ll8L2KjaIjE:YqUCHICDd-E:V_sGLiPBpWUindex?i=ll8L2KjaIjE:YqUCHICDd-E:F7zBnMyn0Loindex?d=qj6IDK7rITsindex?d=yIl2AUoC8zA

David Icke has been booted off youtube (and I think facebook) for saying the coronavirus is being used by the State (mostly governments) to track everybody on mobile smartphones and similar technology and force vaccinations and break the economy. While of course his claims about those exact things are absurd and all that stuff is definitely not like totally happening right now (that exact precise set of things), I will say that David Icke is absolutely correct about the anunnaki, their gold, Archons, and the transdimensional lizards who put their 'hands' in the lower backs of the illuminati to sort of control them like remote control robots. Being on Movim where free-speech reigns, I have the confidence to say this without getting shadowbanned (not that I'd shitpost here or anything).

(Confidentally hovers mouse cursor over padlock icon and the "publish" arrow, which I think is a paper aeroplane as if a folded note-paper message is being fired over a classroom)..."Click".

Sargon Of Akkad on David Icke and covid19

Sargon Of Akkad on covid19 and David Icke

  • Pictures

  • visibility

A video (see the mpeg4 file or the youtube video embedded) by Styxhexenhammer666 (aka Styx) reports that the video website known as VidMe is shutting down. He makes some good points about echo chambers. Here is my two cents: The eagerness for VidMe to succeed seemed to be the domain of its userbase. The VidMe website itself did not seem to value that strength. It's heavy handed "one strike" policy was over the top in comparison to youtube's "two week ban" approach. Letting a user know in advance so they get a chance to undo whatever it is that has offended the website creators is much more fair. Alas, perhaps for VidMe, the ego would rather destroy itself than turn to face its own shadows. In the youtube comments sections of Styx's videos, some people who used youtube and VidMe reported that people would get "instabanned" for posting a link. They spoke of #censorship too. It was as if automatically they were deemed a spammer and therefore instantly banned.

Not only is this not "fair" (in terms of giving a person a chance to hear them out) but also it seems absurd that hyperlinks on the internet (and sure, we are not talking adult boobs or anything) are what make content and are also citations. It seemed to be hypocritical seeing as the actual videos from VidMe where often hyperlinks for direct ripping from youtube. So far Movim seems to embrace the fact that a link can be embedded as the basis for a post made. Of course, even with the two week timeout banning by youtube, youtube would likely be seen as more fair if youtube were to actually tell an account owner if they have been shadowbanned in comments. Another poor thing VidMe did which came across as hypocritical was the way it would allow a person to rip youtube videos on its own website but then would not allow the ability to rip videos from its own website to another person's website. It gave off the impression of it being a one way street. It raised questions about the way that, in doing so, vidme did not seem to acknowledge youtube had made deals with the Performing Rights Society for copyright music uploaded. Sure there are sometimes nuances, however, you either respect the function of ripping, or you don't. That applies to those who feel copyright laws are working and to those who feel copyright laws are not working.

Not only this but VidMe had a habit of engineering fame for those who got the front page a lot. Some channels, displeased with what they felt was unfair treatment closed their channels, such as the GoMGTOW channel and that channel had helped give shoutouts to other VidMe channels. Even metacafe allowed their upload button again recently and metajolt is a website that allows direct mpeg4 file links. The vlogger StyxHexenHammer666 (or often aka "Styx" for short) reports that VidMe is shutting down its servers. Styx then shows another site is available, known as 'Pew.Tube' and it has been allowing direct mpeg4 links to the videos on its pages. So the source video webpage for Styx's video is here but, the actual mpeg4 file can also be linked. He does also have a BitChute webpage. The way VidMe allowed embedding of videos was limited for some other websites including the way in which Movim handles HTML. Do remember that Movim has some pretty good features for HTML albeit oldschool (a bit like HTML4) but in a good way. A Direct mpeg4 link can help. Those also work on that vidlii website. Mind you TopBuzz is a website that does not seem to have it.

While Styx has not mentioned them, see also planktos github or zeronet wikipedia or InterPlanetaryFileSystem for other webtorrent or crypto-currency social networks. Styx also has his video on youtube. Styx references an archive webpage to demonstrate the news. Do consider using the #prepTorrent Filenaming convention too. Thank you to Jim Giant and Go MGTOW ( #JimGiant and #GoMGTOW ) and others for their kindness during my one strike instaban. #prepTorrentFilenamingConvention

Consider this example of Mozilla taking a cringeworthy dive into a BuzzFeed style swamp and how it can it be avoided. This is the Mozilla IRL podcast public movim link.

Here is an interesting video by computing forever on alternative services to use the internet. This is the Dave Cullen Video ComputingForever video DailyMotion link.

Of course, setting up your own Movim Server might be an idea. Here is an example of that, although it would be nice to see a no brainer solution for people to set up a server as easily as setting up a webpage as long as you have a static IP address at home.

This is a Setting up Your Own Movim Server Public link.

Maybe subscribe to ComputingForever's followers?

This is the ComputingForever followers on DailyMotion DailyMotion link.

List of some Manosphere to reply to or share on movim or elsewhere using the public URL This is the MovimManosphere Public link. Or use this RSS subscription link to follow or even simply have the list in text format. This is the MovimManosphereRSS Public link which even works on some old GPRS mobile phone browsers. Do remember you can navigate through movim using hashtags such as #RedPill or #MovimManosphere or #NewHereManosphere . Consider also Diaspora which shares some similarities with Movim in its technology. DiasporaMovim Manosphere Or try this manosphere link when logged in.Manosphere