YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries. The current CEO of YouTube is Susan Wojcicki.
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A pro-life organisation has had a YouTube channel suspended because its content was deemed to be “harmful or dangerous”. Heartbeat International had posted four videos on its Abortion Pill Reversal channel, showing how a baby can still be saved even if someone has taken an abortion pill. One video featured a doctor explaining the process from a medical perspective, while three others showed mothers recounting their experiences of having ‘reversed’ their abortion. Despite this, YouTube suspended the account, explaining that it “doesn’t allow content that encourages or promotes violent or dangerous acts that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death”.
YouTube, a popular media site for firearms enthusiasts, this week quietly introduced tighter restrictions on videos involving weapons, becoming the latest battleground in the U.S. gun-control debate. YouTube will ban videos that promote or link to websites selling firearms and accessories, including bump stocks, which allow a semi-automatic rifle to fire faster. Additionally, YouTube said it will prohibit videos with instructions on how to assemble firearms.
The Daily Wire reports that PragerU is suing YouTube and Google on the grounds of “unlawfully censoring its educational videos and discriminating against its right to freedom of speech.” [...] Firstly, YouTube’s demonetization of over 50 of PragerU’s videos prompted their lawsuit. YouTube claimed the videos were not appropriate for younger viewers, however, their content does not breach YouTube’s guidelines. Furthermore, the videos hit by demonetization were pro-America, pro-Christian, and politically right wing.
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