Sunday, May 25, 2008

More on G*ogle hypocrisy

As I noted on 21st, G*ogle is very reluctant to remove Islamist content from its YouTube service. They are perfectly entitled to do (or not do) that, of course. What is striking, however, is their rationale for their actions. They say:
"YouTube's community guidelines prohibit hate speech and ask users not to post videos that show someone getting hurt, attacked or humiliated.

How come therefore that:
""Terrorists riddle American soldiers with bullets and explosives while chanting "Allahu Akbar" or "God is the greatest" in videos on the popular G*ogle-owned video-sharing website, YouTube. With a quick search of the site, the following can be found:

IEDs detonate on U.S. soldiers in a pickup truck

Graphic video of numerous explosions killing Marines

A U.S. medic being gunned down by a terrorist

A Humvee explodes, killing five U.S. soldiers

Chemical weapons attacks

A video entitled "Fight to the End" featuring a series of violent explosions killing American troops

Insurgent snipers picking off U.S. soldiers


Clearly, G*ogle is saying one thing and doing another. What they do not admit but which their behavior clearly shows is that it is conservative content which they restrict. There are almost no restrictions for Leftists and Islamists. The restrictions apply only to conservatives and those who criticize Islam. G*ogle are, quite simply, political bigots.


Anonymous said...

Google/YouTube's community guidelines do not trup US law. When an American company does business with specially designated terrorist organizations, they violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) in the US. Each IEEPA violation may carry a fine of up to $250,000.

Whatever high principles they may think they are upholding, continuing to do business with terrorist organizations is illegal. Google's policy here seems to be "See No Evil."

Anonymous said...

Actually, it's "Do no evil".

Anonymous said...

Now, now. Bigot? Really? It's just all about the things you like and don't like. They keep the stuff they like to see (American soldiers getting blown up) and delete stuff the don't (any kind of attack on people who would gladly kill American solders). It's their right to take sides, even if it means being an enemy of the U.S.

Anonymous said...

The evil at Google will eclipse all the evil real and imputed to Microsoft if the y keep up on the course they're tracking.

I do want to know though, when these videos mentioned in the story are found, are you reporting them as violations or just noting their existence?

Anonymous said...

I look forward to when the bubble bursts on Google, and I can make a fortune from shorting their stock heavily.