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asked in News & EventsMedia & Journalism · 2 months ago

what think of Youtube banning anything on it theorizing that the Corona Virus is "man made" or a global conspiracy or even a hoax?

they also banned documentaries that contest the Moon Landing as well as the Holocaust? what else? is this freedom of speech or what?

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so can someone SUE them? or why not?

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  • martin
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    2 months ago
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    This is impeding on freedom of speech, yes. You also will see on this website questions suggesting the economic effects of the current pandemic actually work for the good of the economy by averting what was an impending bubble economy bursting.

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    • martin
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      2 months agoReport

      You normally can't sue a privately owned website for prohibiting things, but the website is heavily used and preventing some speech could violate 1st Amendment free speech.  So: answer is yes, sue, but it still might fail and could go all the way to the Supreme Court.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Youtube is a publisher like any other. It routinely vets the content of the channels it hosts. It is quite within its rights to censor any material it wishes. There is no implied obligation of free speech,

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  • 2 months ago

    YouTube is a private company, and they have no obligation to host content they feel is inaccurate, dangerous or outright lies.

    It’s not a free speech issue, no one is being arrested for holding or expressing those idiot beliefs.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    YouTube is not obligated to allow this stuff it's a private company, people can still upload conspiracy videos elsewhere, freedom of speech can only be affected if the government punishes people for these things as they are now doing in Hungary.

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  • 2 months ago

    Good for YouTube for banning idiots that think the virus is a hoax. People need to take it seriously until there’s a vaccine or drugs that will cure the disease. 

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