It seems ironic now that George Orwell’s masterwork “1984” has been celebrated this week for turning 70, when YouTube has been busy censoring content the social media giant has deemed offensive. Dubbed “VoxAdpocalypse” after Vox media personality, Carlos Maza, call for the total removal of Steven Crowder’s channel over perceived slights, the purge quickly spread and has affected other none related content providers.
Among those having their posts removed are actual history teachers providing standard lessons on the Nazi era. In what appears to be a complete lack of awareness, YouTube’s censorship of these important materials on totalitarian regimes smacks of the fascism the company purportedly is trying to protect the public from ever learning. More