Sky News Australia suspended from YouTube

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YouTube has suspended Sky News in Australia from posting to their 1.85M followers for allegedly breaching the platform’s Covid misinformation policy. So far, it’s a one-week suspension.

Sky News Australia, which usually publishes dozens of videos a day, hasn’t posted a video for more than two days to the platform. The news channel continues to post as usual to their Facebook page.

The suspension follows the Daily Telegraph canceling Sky News presenter Alan Jones’ column.

Digital Editor Jack Houghton argues YouTube’s decision to suspend Sky News Australia is a disturbing attack on the ability to think freely.

Jack Houghton, the Digital Editor writes:

The freedom to engage in debate and challenge conventional thinking and wisdoms were not always accepted as human rights.

Philosophically the notion has existed for millennia with the most modern interpretations gaining their foothold in Greek debating chambers.

It has changed shape frequently and even been snuffed out by leaders of more totalitarian persuasions.

If a society was lucky, it returned. If not, poverty, starvation and horror tended to follow.

Holodomor, Auschwitz and Mao, are just three historical examples.

So important is your right to communicate freely, without interference, that it was declared a human right in 1948.

“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers,” Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights reads.

Alan Jones Column Dropped from The Daily Telegraph


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GuvGeek
GuvGeek
1 year ago

You know, I’m seriously considering blocking Youtube on my router. FB and Twitter are already blocked and Google is no longer our default search engine. I can play the same game, but I can Delete Big Tech and find alternatives faster than they can find and Delete me.

Greg
Greg
1 year ago

John F. Kennedy’s view on secrecy.

https://twitter.com/yeomalt/status/1421679891066494985

Greg
Greg
1 year ago

Sounds like Google wants internet wide surveillance. They’re upset people are using other platforms to spread “misinformation” on Covid etc., which Google and their cohorts are the biggest purveyor of Disinformation.

https://reclaimthenet.org/google-jigsaw-hate-cluster-monitoring/

Greg
Greg
1 year ago

The Sweden experiment, success. What I wanted to know for some time is Who In Hell convinced Trump that Sweden was a disaster. He certainly is an excellent Con Man.

https://twitter.com/ZNeveri/status/1420867428448358401

Greg
Greg
1 year ago

Wow, this is rather Odd. This could be interesting for others across the country to validate.

https://twitter.com/ZNeveri/status/1421559311281664004