Our thanks to Larry for this, a PDF of an interesting piece in the Wall Street Journal. It starts:
LOS ANGELES—Prager University, a nonprofit that produces short, educational videos from conservative perspectives, is suing YouTube and its parent company, Google, claiming the tech giant is illegally censoring some of its content as part of a wider effort to silence conservative voices.
A lawsuit filed Monday evening in federal court in San Francisco says YouTube’s more than 30 million visitors a day make the site so elemental to free speech in the digital age that it should be treated as a public forum. The suit argues the site must use the “laws governing free speech,” not its own discretion, to make decisions about what to censor.
The nonprofit, known as PragerU, alleges that by limiting access to some of its videos without clear criteria YouTube is infringing on PragerU’s First Amendment rights.
YouTube said it didn’t have immediate comment because it hadn’t yet reviewed the suit. The site is owned by Google, part of Alphabet Inc.
Our thanks to Larry also for emailing the following:
Mike, PragerU has produced some good short videos on Feminism on YouTube. I note some particularly good ones below.
Are One in Five Women Raped at College?
Note YouTube restricts this video to only those are not in “restricted” mode
There Is No Gender Wage Gap
The Myth of the Gender Wage Gap
War on Boys
Men and the Power of the Visual
He Wants You
The Full Gender Equality Collection:
YouTube is censoring many of PragerU’s videos by not allowing viewers in restricted mode to view them, e.g. secondary school students at schools. YouTube blocks videos that are “hateful, offensive and derogatory.”
An Ear for Men, Paul Elam’s YouTube channel that has had videos removed and censored, might want to join the lawsuit. https://www.avoiceformen.com/a-voice-for-men/fighting-to-keep-the-message-alive/