Update 24 Jan 2016: YouTube quashed my hate speech conviction on appeal!
The story so far: Shurat Ha’din makes a simple video showing how Facebook tolerates hate speech toward Jews and Israel more than toward Palestinians.
I make a simple video showing that features of Facebook allow hate speech about Jews to be hidden (by page administrators often) from the largest population of Jews, in Israel. My video gets shared by Shurat Ha’din and even Channel 10 news starts talking to me. I uploaded my video to YouTube because YouTube videos are easier to share on Israellycool.
And then this happened:
Yup, that’s right, my video highlighting hate has been classified as hate and removed and I get a “Community Guidelines” strike against my name for hate speech!
Clearly this is the usual scheme of a team of Jew haters ganging up to report my video as hate speech. Perhaps a human reviewed the title, even that’s doubtful and bang it’s gone and I stand convicted of disseminating “hate speech”.
I have appealed the decision: I’m given a single line of text box to mount my “appeal”:
I produced a video highlighting the hate speech of OTHERS on Facebook; I didn’t even mention specifics of the hate speech. This video is still live on Facebook (of which I’m highly critical).
Had I been given a little more space I would have written:
I produced a video highlighting the hate speech of OTHERS on Facebook; I didn’t even mention specifics of the hate speech. This video is still live on Facebook (of which I’m highly critical) yet YouTube has allowed itself to be “gamed” by people who would silence those who draw attention to real hate speech. Israeli Channel 10 TV News have recorded an interview with me about this video and your take down of it.
Here’s the video, embedded from Facebook of course because the YouTube version won’t work. Interestingly Facebook haven’t tried to take it down.