YouTube Removes as “Hate Speech” David Draiman Interview Video Ripping Roger Waters and BDS

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Earlier this morning, I posted Disturbed singer David Draiman’s glorious ripping of Roger Waters and the BDS movement. I included audio of the interview, which I had uploaded to YouTube.

In case you noticed the video is not working for you, there’s a reason for that: YouTube removed it.



This is how YouTube defines “hate speech”:

Hate speech is not allowed on YouTube. We remove content promoting violence or hatred against individuals or groups based on any of the following attributes:

– Age
– Caste
– Disability
– Ethnicity
– Gender Identity
– Nationality
– Race
– Immigration Status
– Religion
– Sex/Gender
– Sexual Orientation
– Victims of a major violent event and their kin
– Veteran Status

Nothing David said in the interview falls under this.

In the meantime, there are countless antisemites and racists on YouTube engaging in actual hate speech on a regular basis, free of consequences. Heck, this includes Roger Waters and the BDS movement, about whom David was speaking!

I have appealed YouTube’s decision and hope to be able to post a positive update in the very near future.

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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, David Lange is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.