Monday, August 28, 2017

Dear Conservatives,

YouTube "Economically Censors" Ron Paul, Labels Videos "Not Suitable" For All Advertisers.

The freedom to speak your mind does not include being paid by the very people that don't agree with your position. Youtube has the right not to pay you for a position they don't agree with. That is their free speech. They don't have the right to shut your speech down. Those are different things. 

When I see all these conservatives complaining about Youtube not letting advertising be on their videos I think - why would you want to take money from them? It's video welfare.

6 comments:

Capital of Texas Refugee said...

If a company can get sued for not baking a cake, and if a company can get sued for wrongful termination of an employee with unconventional views, YouTube can get sued for not paying some of their video vendors, which is what these people are relative to YouTube's position.

There's a much easier solution than complaining, however: YouTube and Google operate as public utilities now. Why bitch and moan when you can simply take over YouTube and Google now that they are US-based public utilities?

Didn't the last president say "you didn't build that?"

They don't make much money from me anyway.

Blogger (another Google company) could be pushing advertisements for Iranian arms deals and ISIS "how-to" videos and I wouldn't even notice. I got tired of the Internet resembling red-light districts and open hawker markets in Juarez, and so I installed every ad-blocker and privacy filter I could find. (My browser's not fat, it's just big boned now.)

You could be selling ginormous rabbit pellets for ginormous rabbits in your blog's sidebar and I'd never even know. :-)

she said: said...

TEXAS! good to see you. How are you faring?

I see what you are saying, but people on Youtube are not employees of youtube or independent contractors of youtube. If that were the case I might agree with you.

Frankly I find all of these advertising dollars sort of a ponsi scheme. No one watches any of this stuff. They are paying for vaporware.

A Texan said...

At this point, I'm for declaring Google, Paypal, Youtube, and others on the internet offering such services as common carriers and/or a public utility. I'm tired of their leftist commie BS.

she said: said...

Good to see you too A Texan! I was hoping my Texas peeps would eventually pop up. Hope you are holding in.

The only thing about turning them into a utility is that they then become a monopoly. Then it's impossible to get rid of them.

Capital of Texas Refugee said...

Oh, I don't live in Austin anymore, which right now is a very good thing ...

I checked up on a few people back in The People's Republic of Austin and they seem to be holding up well enough. There's broken and water-logged stuff there, but the damage is nothing like the Sam Houston Memorial Swimming Pool.

There's a reason I'm a refugee, you know. :-)

she said: said...

Just glad to see everyone seems to be safe.