ATTN: Youtube User Jihad Jane
Everyone wave bye now ;)
"Google's community guidelines for YouTube will now bar videos that incite violence, in addition to videos that contain hate speech and gratuitous violence," Sen. Joe Lieberman said in Washington on Thursday.Sounds wonderful doesn't it? But....
"YouTube was being used by Islamist terrorist organizations to recruit and train followers via the Internet and to incite terrorist attacks around the world, including right here in the United States, and Google should be commended for recognizing that," he said. "I expect these stronger community guidelines to decrease the number of videos on YouTube produced by Al Qaeda and affiliated Islamist terrorist organizations."
At the time, Google said it had taken down about 80 clips that featured gratuitous violence and hate speech, but added that "there's nothing in our guidelines that says something produced by a certain group gets censored."Which in real terms means that so long as al-Qaeda supporters are careful they can still spread their propaganda. This seems like a similar dance youtube played with Mr. Lieberman recently. Complaint followed by the minimum amount of action by Youtube. There are still plenty of clips out there produced by specially designated terrorist entities in support of al-Qaeda and Jihad.
But in the last few days it seems Youtube has removed some of the most flagrant and famous pro al-Qaeda videos and accounts. Removing Jihad Jane is high profile. But Jane never uploaded any videos. She just favorited them. So removing her actually hurts a bit, she was good source for finding the users uploading the propaganda.
So lets test out Youtube's resolve on this issue.
Starting out with suspended user ouillish who opened a new account here..
http://www.youtube.com/user/MuslimUSA and says via email by Andrea.
My youtube account is listed under the name Ouillish and I found this page via a google search.He lists three terrorist organizations he wishes to support on a US company's servers. Hamas is designated a terrorist organization by the US dept of state. He intends to use Youtube to support them, by law he should be suspended from using a US based platform to do so.
I just wanted to state that flagging a few videos is not going to stop them from ending up on youtube.
It amazes me that videos showing illegal US aggression are considered fine, while posting material advocating lawful self-defense gets people all worked up.
Do as you will, it makes no difference to me. I will post more videos under different account names if need be. I support the Islamic Army in Iraqi, Ansar al-Sunnah, Hamas, and a whole lot of other people you don't like too much.
353 posted on Sunday, July 06, 2008 9:04:09 PM by Ouillish (I HATE THE USA)
Moving on. One of our smackdown partners keeps a playlist of current terrorist propaganda here. A couple contain very graphic violence, including be-headings.
(note the first set of vids at the link are al-Qaeda training videos, just the type Youtube said it would remove)
You can also flag the videos or use the form below to enter specific info about a video. For instance at
Super duper complaint link here. Then click how to flag abusive vids, then click contact us, Should bring up form.
Hat Tip: Al
Update II: http://www.youtube.com/user/ravdov28 Suspended!
Update III: One down, not come on Jawas, lets go. The more who participate the more effective we are.