Information is currency in this day and age, and those capable of its manipulation will likely monopolized their kingdom.
The disturbing trend of reinventing the First Amendment has been a nuisance to modern society in recent years, as leftist “social justice” organizations continue to attempt an interjection of emotion into the sacred document. While it is true that there are offensive and hurtful words out there plunging into the bleeding hearts of the liberal world, there is no reason to believe that censorship is the key to social peace.
The First Amendment is more important and poignant than ever in 2017, given the exorbitant power of the mainstream media. Americans must rally around their right to denounce the libel and lunacy of outlets such as CNN in order to maintain the balance of a free nation. One important aspect of this education is the irrevocable reality of history.
That’s why many were furious over YouTube’s recent decision to remove several pieces of war crime evidence during an ill-concieved purge of “extremist” material.
“YouTube is facing criticism after a new artificial intelligence program monitoring “extremist” content began flagging and removing masses of videos and blocking channels that document war crimes in the Middle East.
“Middle East Eye, the monitoring organisation Airwars and the open-source investigations site Bellingcat are among a number of sites that have had videos removed for breaching YouTube’s Community Guidelines.
“The removals began days after Google, which owns YouTube, trumpeted the arrival of an artificial intelligence program that it said could spot and flag ‘extremist’ videos without human involvement.
“But since then vast tracts of footage, including evidence used in the Chelsea Manning court case and videos documenting the destruction of ancient artifacts by Islamic State, have been flagged as ‘extremist’ and deleted from its archives.”
Historical revision has been a serious concern in our modern age of informational currency.
Often, we see this form of censorship in the south, where the battle flag of the Confederacy has been morally outlawed by left-leaning historical revisionists that would prefer that the Civil War never happened.