Thursday, November 29, 2018

Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch: YouTube clamps age restriction on video review of The History of Jihad


https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/11/youtube-clamps-age-restriction-on-video-review-of-the-history-of-jihad

YouTube clamps age restriction on video review of The History of Jihad


Some time ago the YouTube channel apologiamixer published this video review of The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS:
This video has been up for over a month, but yesterday YouTube sent apologiamixer this notice:
Hi apologiamixer,
As you may know, our Community Guidelines describe which content we allow – and don’t allow – on YouTube. Your video The History of Jihad review by Dale Brown was flagged to us for review. Upon review, we’ve determined that it may not be suitable for all viewers and it has been placed behind an age restriction.

Video content restrictions

If a video contains violent or graphic content that appears to be posted in a shocking, sensational, or disrespectful manner, it’s less likely to be allowed on YouTube. We also don’t allow content that’s intended to incite violence or encourage dangerous activities. We review content on a case by case basis and will only make limited exceptions for appropriate educational, documentary, artistic, and scientific contexts, where the purpose of posting is clear.
In light of this, we ask that uploaders post as much information as possible in the title and description of their video to help us and viewers understand the primary purpose of the video. Please note, even with this additional context, it’s still not acceptable to post violent or gory content that’s primarily intended to be shocking, sensational, or disrespectful and this type of content is prohibited on YouTube. Learn more here.

How you can respond

If you believe this was a mistake, we’d like to hear from you. To appeal this age restriction, please submit this form. Our team will thoroughly review your appeal and will contact you again very soon.For more information on YouTube’s Community Guidelines, please visit our Help Center.
Sincerely,
– The YouTube Team
This is absurd, of course. As you can see in the video, it contains no “violent or graphic content that appears to be posted in a shocking, sensational, or disrespectful manner.” Nor does it incite violence or encourage dangerous activities. But it does contain truths about the jihad threat that powerful people today don’t want you to know.
What is YouTube so afraid of? What are they so desperate to prevent people from finding out? Discover for yourself in The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS.
ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of eighteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (Regnery Publishing) and The Truth About Muhammad (Regnery Publishing). His latest book is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (Bombardier Books).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy.
Spencer is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning NewsFox News OpinionNational ReviewThe FederalistThe Hill, the Detroit NewsTownHall.comReal Clear Religion, the Daily Caller, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK’s Guardian, Canada’s National PostMiddle East QuarterlyWorldNet DailyFirst ThingsInsight in the NewsAleteia, and many other journals. For nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events. He has also served as a contributing writer to the Investigative Project on Terrorism and as an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation.
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