The social sites censor whatever they like. I think whoever owns a website blog or forum should be able to set their own rules on how they want others to post. All well and good. If you don't like the way a moderator does things go somewhere else. Their are plenty of others. Too bad some of the bigger ones hog so much of the value.
Yeah, that may work for the smaller sites but when you get into the larger oceans out there it becomes another thing entirely...they get influenced by all those megalodons eating up public influence. Leaving the others the chum while the little fish keep scraping at the bottom for rotten left overs.
Online right fumes after YouTube ad crackdown
YouTube is in hot water with conservative users and creators, with the Google-owned video giant accused of discriminating against the right as YouTube takes ads off content that it says violates the terms of service.
Last month, YouTube quietly made moves to remove advertisements on certain types of content that it says is not consistent with its terms of service. YouTube doesn’t serve ads on demonetized videos, meaning big hits to the bottom line for conservative YouTube personalities.
YouTube says that its efforts are aimed at cracking down on hate speech, but conservative and right-wing video creators say they’re frustrated by the changes.
The video streaming service began the initiative after several major companies like Coca-Cola, Amazon and Microsoft pulled their ads from YouTube in the spring after the Times of London noticed that advertisements for their brands appeared alongside videos of hateful, offensive or even pro-terrorist content.
YouTube creators who had advertisements removed from their content would also no longer receive payment from YouTube on those videos.
YouTube has occasionally demonetized and flagged certain types of content in the past, most notably when it cut mega-popular video game personality Pewdiepie from making money on the platform for using racial slurs. But August marked an uptick in YouTube’s ad crackdown across the platform.
But the crackdown hasn’t just been limited to conservative and right-wing voices. Non-political content is also being demonetized, creating another political headache for YouTube as it tries to convince advertisers that its platform is safe for their brands.
“Advertisers are reconsidering whether they want to be anywhere near user-generated content, let alone the controversial pollution which litters Facebook and YouTube,” Kint said. “The trick is making sure they don’t also cut off the productive creators that are the innovators and artists of our media.”