Aaron Dykes Infowars August 9, 2009 A video on TheAlexJonesChannel on YouTube has been taken down– not due to claims of copyright infringement or etc.– but due to alleged violations of the You Tube "Community Guidelines":Alex Jones defends attempts to shut down his speech on You Tube through phony claims of racismWe encourage free speech and defend everyone’s right to express unpopular points of view. But we don’t permit hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity).
This suspension is apparently based on complaints that the video is "racist"– as numerous comments posted below the now suspended video titled "Obama JOKER $1000 Video Contest: The establishment will go nuts!!!," as well as several other copies of the video, indicate. One such Obama Brownshirt censor using the handle "barackobamaexpress"advocated:barackobamaexpress: For anyone who reads this; if you want to do your part today – something patriotic today, report this video to Youtube administration. Alex Jones promotes racism, and fearmongering. He’s a known liar.This is startling not only because the video – critical of President Obama’s policies – mentions nothing at all about race, but because You Tube is evidently willing to censor simply on the basis of receiving a significant number of complaints– not on the basis of whether or not its terms are upheld. [READ COMPLETE STORY]