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Did Google Collude With Obama Administration to Censor Video?
Posted By yihan On October 28, 2013 @ 4:52 pm In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled
Clip exposing atrocities of US-backed rebels in Syria was sent out by Obama’s hijacked Twitter account
Paul Joseph Watson
October 28, 2013
In a possible act of collusion between the Obama administration and Google-owned YouTube, a video exposing US-backed rebel atrocities in Syria – which was sent out from Obama’s official Twitter account after it was hijacked by hackers – was quickly censored by YouTube.
As Infowars reported first exclusively, Obama’s official Twitter, Facebook and campaign website were hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army earlier today. The accounts were hijacked and used to promote a video to Obama’s combined total of 76 million followers.
The clip was a 24 minute compilation of rebel atrocities and terrorist attacks committed in Syria.
Within hours, the video was removed for “shocking and disgusting content,” despite having already been hosted on YouTube for months.
Only after the video started receiving attention as a result of Obama’s hijacked Twitter account did YouTube see fit to delete the video, suggesting collusion between YouTube and the White House at some level.
YouTube routinely censors content in response to requests from governments and law enforcement authorities.
As we reported in 2011, demands to remove information, including videos containing “government criticism,” are increasing year upon year. YouTube complies with the majority of the requests, including the removal of videos which merely show political demonstrations.
“YouTube occasionally receives legal complaints from governments around the world to block content on our site. After a review of the legal complaint and the content at issue, YouTube may block specific content in order to comply with local laws in certain countries,” states the company’s disclaimer.
The notion that the Obama administration asked Google-owned YouTube to remove the Syria video that was sent out from Obama’s hijacked Twitter and Facebook accounts is plausible given Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s cozy relationship with the White House.
Schmidt has been a major donor to Obama’s two presidential campaigns and served as an informal advisor during Obama’s 2008 White House run. After his success in 2012, Obama even offered Schmidt a major cabinet post.
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