Is YouTube In Cahoots With China?
Youtube looks to be showing some serious Chinese bias here. Before Trump left office he warned that the Chinese are involved in Genocide with the Uighurs. The Uighurs are Muslim people native to northwest China. They tried to separate from China but were completely subjugated by 1949. There have been clashes since as they still want their independence and in 2017 China declared all religions must be Chinese in orientation. The Uighurs claim China has been sterilizing, raping, brainwashing, and imprisoning them. China claims this is not the case. Human rights group Atajurt Kazakh has a Youtube channel where victims are coming forward and telling the world just what China has been doing to them. For some reason, Youtube has been taking down the videos.
"A human rights group focused on exposing China’s slow-motion genocide of the Uyghur people and others in Xinjiang is moving videos from YouTube to another platform after YouTube repeatedly blocked some of its videos for ostensibly violating the company’s terms of service. In one case, YouTube claimed the videos promoted violent criminal organizations, echoing the Chinese Communist Party’s attacks on dissenters.
“There is another excuse every day. I never trusted YouTube,” Serikzhan Bilash, one of the founders of the human rights group Atajurt, told Reuters. “But we’re not afraid anymore, because we are backing ourselves up with LBRY. The most important thing is our material’s safety.”
Atajurt attracted millions of views on YouTube to testimonies from people who say their families have disappeared in Xinjiang. The nonprofit is moving its videos to the alternative video service Odysee after Google-owned YouTube took them down."
"Atajurt Kazakh Human Rights’ channel has published nearly 11,000 videos on YouTube, racking up over 120 million views since 2017. Thousands of those videos feature people speaking to the camera about relatives who they say have disappeared without a trace in Xinjiang. Human rights groups estimate that the CCP has detained over a million people there in recent years.
On June 15, YouTube blocked Atajurt, claiming the channel had violated its guidelines. Twelve of Atajurt’s videos had been reported for breaching the platform’s “cyberbullying and harassment” policy.
Between April and June, YouTube had blocked the videos and Atajurt had appealed the censorship. The platform had reinstated some of the videos, but it did not provide an explanation as to why others remained out of the public view.
YouTube removed the channel, but the platform restored it after Reuters asked for comment about the removal. YouTube said that Atajurt had received several “strikes” for videos containing people holding up ID cards to prove that they were related to missing persons, violating a YouTube policy that prohibits personally identifiable information in its videos. The platform reinstated Atajurt on June 18, asking the human rights group to blur the IDs.
The channel’s administrator said he is hesitant to comply, fearing that blurring the videos would jeopardize their trustworthiness."
This is looking bad on Youtube's part. Why are they blocking accounts of genocide? Just whose side are they on? China has Youtube banned in their country. So it's odd they would be pro-China, especially in this instance.