Vox’s Carlos Maza v Steven Crowder – Adpocalypse 3.0 & YouTube’s New Crackdown…

Date: June 08, 2019

01) Vox’s Carlos Maza v Steven Crowder – Adpocalypse 3.0 & YouTube’s New Crackdown

Does anyone else remember when YouTube was just a really awesome website you could go to, in order to watch and share neat, interesting videos?

Today, it’s infested with drama, money grubbing “creators” and train wrecks galore…

…I really wish they’d have never started the partner program.

The Knives Come Out: #VoxAdpocalypse…

Date: June 08, 2019

01) The Knives Come Out: #VoxAdpocalypse

“YouTube have decided that they take marching orders from Vox, and so noose shall be tightened and warned nobody in advance. YouTube deleted a bunch of channels and demonetised a dozen more.”

I still think this is primarily YouTube’s own fault, for creating a pay structure which rewarded people for stalking, harassing, abusing and threatening other people…and allowing their own platform to devolve into a lawless atmosphere.

We now have this mass of “creators”, who feel self entitled to money…for setting in front of a camera and saying whatever they want to say…who are now angry, because YouTube is finally doing something [anything at all] to curb the noxious atmosphere it’s allowed to flourish all these years.

Don’t get me wrong…It’s fine when people self elect to engage in a community structure, where this type of behavior is understood as the norm by all who participate, and before anyone enters into it…

…I’m talking more about the YouTube sociopaths who pounce on everyone else, who just happens to be on the platform doing their own thing.

Yes…some of the reasoning behind current changes seems wonky and slanted…

…But I’m thoroughly convinced that YouTube was better, before it started paying people money.

What we have now, is this platform [and subsequent platforms that have opened up], where people get into this cycle of vomiting out “content”, and treating it like it’s a job…They’re just chasing after the money, and often aren’t terribly concerned over what they “need” to say and do to get it.

Janice Fiamengo Q&A: Single-Sex Universities…

Date: June 08, 2019

01) Janice Fiamengo Q&A: Single-Sex Universities

“This is the Q&A after Janice Fiamengo’s lecture, “Single-Sex Schools at the Post-Secondary Level: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?” at Ottawa City Hall on September 17, 2016.

Most people support single-sex universities for women, but what about for men? Given feminist insistence that campuses are hotbeds of rape, sexual harassment, and other forms of male violence against women– and given the unpleasant shame-filled environment thus created for male students– why not create male-only universities?

Janice Fiamengo is a professor at the University of Ottawa and writes The Fiamengo File, a series of videos about feminism, free speech, and campus culture.”

Janice Fiamengo Lecture: Single-Sex Universities:

Congress is taking on YouTube’s pedophilia problem – At least one lawmaker has proposed a bill to ban content with children…


Date: June 08, 2019

01) Congress is taking on YouTube’s pedophilia problem

“Three senators are calling for YouTube to take more direct action in protecting children against predatory behavior on the platform in the wake of a recent New York Times story, which investigated sexually predatory views and comments on children’s videos posted to YouTube.

Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) have each taken a step in addressing YouTube’s child safety issue. Hawley announced yesterday that he would be introducing a bill that would make it unlawful for video-hosting platforms like YouTube to recommend videos that feature minors. Recommendation systems are under particular scrutiny after the Times report, which showed YouTube’s recommendation algorithm suggesting videos of younger and younger women and girls if a user starts off watching erotic videos.

“The sexualization of children through YouTube’s recommendation engine represents the development of a dangerous new kind of illicit content meant to avoid law enforcement detection. Action is overdue,” Blumenthal and Blackburn’s letter reads. “YouTube must act forceful and swiftly to end this disturbing risk to children and society.”

See that?…

…They just invented a “new kind of illicit content”, and strongly suggested that it is [or should be] punishable by law.

…They’re talking about home videos here.

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