YouTube muzzles PragerU’s conservative content, group ‘no option but to go
‘We’ve worked quietly behind the scenes for months to resolve this’
[image: YouTube is placing many of Prager University's popular videos
on "restricted mode" status, which is used to keep objectionable
material away from children. The organization's content, however, is
purely academic in nature and tailored for all ages. (YouTube, Prager
YouTube is placing many of Prager University’s popular videos on
“restricted mode” status, which is used to keep objectionable material away
from children. The organization’s content, however, is purely academic in
nature and tailored for all ages. (YouTube, Prager University) more >
By Douglas Ernst <http://www.washingtontimes.com/staff/douglas-ernst/> -
The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The conservative nonprofit organization Prager University announced Tuesday
that it has no choice but to “go public” over YouTube
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/youtube/>’s attempts to muzzle its
Tens of millions of people watch Prager University’s academic videos each
year for their ability to easily articulate American principles within
minutes. The organization started by popular radio host Dennis Prager now
says much of its all-ages content is being classified under “restricted
mode” for objectionable content.
“YouTube <http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/youtube/> is censoring 21
PragerU videos! We’ve worked quietly behind the scenes for months to
resolve this, but YouTube <http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/youtube/>’s
censorship continues, leaving us with no option but to go public
the group wrote on its Facebook page Tuesday.
Some of the “restricted mode” videos include:
- Why Don’t Feminists Fight for Muslim Women?
- Who’s More Pro-Choice: Europe or America?
- What ISIS Wants
- Are 1 in 5 Women Raped at College?
- Is America Racist?
- Israel: The World’s Most Moral Army
- Radical Islam: The Most Dangerous Ideology
- The Most Important Question About Abortion
- Why Do People Become Islamic Extremists?
- Pakistan: Can Sharia and Freedom Coexist?
Google specialists, in response to Prager University’s complaints, said “we
don’t censor anyone” and that they were taking into consideration “what the
intent of the video is.”
Prager University’s website <https://www.prageru.com/what-we-do>, however,
does not hide its intent.
“We take the best ideas from the best minds and distill them down to five
focused minutes,” the group says. “We then add graphics and animation to
create the most persuasive, entertaining, and educational case possible for
the values that have made America and the West the source of so much
liberty and wealth. These values are Judeo-Christian at their core and
include the concepts of freedom of speech, a free press, free markets and a
strong military to protect and project those values.”
The group has launched a petition
<https://www.prageru.com/stop-youtube-blocking-prageru-videos> to help
convince YouTube <http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/youtube/> and
Google to reverse course.
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