YouTube, the popular Internet-video website, blocked four videos from the pro-life student organization Live Action over the past two weeks, saying that the videos contained “inappropriate content”. YouTube gave neither advance warning nor specific reasons for why the videos were removed, and has not responded to Live Action’s request to cease censorship and to unblock the videos for public viewing.
The content in these videos is not violent, profane, or sexually explicit.
DESCRIPTION: PP Part 1: Video plays audio and transcripts of Planned Parenthood of Ohio and Idaho accepting racist donations from callers to target Blacks for abortion. This video was removed from Live Action’s account, but remains on another user’s channel:
View the remaining removed videos here.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt asked on-camera September 4th why the Live Action Films videos were removed from YouTube. It’s a bit hard to hear, but you can see him squirm and throw out the usual “I don’t know enough to comment” excuse:
YouTube has a history of helping pro-abortion pro-murder individuals and groups:
July 2, 2008
YouTube.com, in what the Population Research Institute (PRI) is calling a case of blatant censorship, has removed a video from its website for the sole reason that it criticizes a pro-abortion journalist. (source)
” Google refused to run ads for a UK Christian group opposed to abortion, explaining that “At this time, Google policy does not permit the advertisement of websites that contain ‘abortion and religion-related content.'” Google policy does not prohibit advertisements for abortion clinics or pro-choice sites.” (source)
Feb. 19, 2008
YouTube also removed a video produced by the American Life League which is critical of Planned Parenthood. It has since been restored. (source)
Nov. 12, 2007
At Google, we have a bias in favor of people’s right to free expression,” Brand said. “Google is not and should not become the central arbiter of what does and does not appear on the Web. (source)
“We do not allow articles and sources expressly promoting hate speech viewpoints in Google News, although referencing hate speech for commentary and analysis is acceptable”. (source)
” Google banned advertisements from Maine U.S. Senator Susan Collins’ reelection campaign, citing its trademark policy. The ads contained the words “Help Susan Collins stand up to the MoveOn.org money machine.” At the time, Google permitted the use of company names like Exxon and Wal-Mart in other non-sanctioned advertising, and an ad running at the time of the article read “Keep Blackwater in Iraq?” (source)
World Ahead president Eric M. Jackson tells the Sinclair network’s evening news that the Google Adwords editorial policy seems to have a liberal bias.
May 10, 2007
“Shareholders of Google voted down an anti-censorship proposal for the company. CEO Eric Schmidt and founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recommended that shareholders vote against the proposal. Together they hold 66.2 percent of Google’s total shareholder voting power.” (source)
Oct. 12, 2006
Don’t think it matters? Consider that, according to USA Today, 98 percent of the money donated to political parties by Google employees — “Google Millionaires” — went to Democrats. (source)
Oct. 12, 2006
“YouTube blocked video mocking Clinton administration.”
“It has in the past censored various Christian-themed ads, but allowed porn ads.”WorldNetDaily Article
Oct. 9, 2006
“company took a scrub bucket to some questionable political graffiti on its servers, including a video entry from the doyenne of right-wing blogs, Michelle Malkin.” New York Times Article
See the Malkin video that was removed.
In early 2006 Google removed several news sites from its news search engine because complaints were received about various articles that were critical of Islam. (source)
“It is discriminatory for YouTube to selectively censor material that clearly does not contain inappropriate content,” states Live Action President Lila Rose. “We will continue to apply pressure on YouTube until it restores the videos.”