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Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:01 AM

has the youtube comments section always been full of holocaust deniers and straight-up Nazis?

And I am not using the word as a hyperbolic substitute for conservatives, but actual Nazis. I was watching some pretty good documentaries on WWII from the BBC and other reputable, mainstream broadcasters and I mean, jeez.

And are there more of these people than I thought, or is this just the internet artificially magnifying things?

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Reply has the youtube comments section always been full of holocaust deniers and straight-up Nazis? (Original post)
arely staircase Apr 2013 OP
cali Apr 2013 #1
DanTex Apr 2013 #2
arely staircase Apr 2013 #7
treestar Apr 2013 #9
Blue_Tires Apr 2013 #10
Buzz Clik Apr 2013 #12
ZombieHorde Apr 2013 #26
Renew Deal Apr 2013 #3
mikeysnot Apr 2013 #4
cherokeeprogressive Apr 2013 #5
BlueCaliDem Apr 2013 #27
HughBeaumont Apr 2013 #6
CBGLuthier Apr 2013 #8
BlueCaliDem Apr 2013 #29
Buzz Clik Apr 2013 #11
LeftinOH Apr 2013 #13
MineralMan Apr 2013 #14
arely staircase Apr 2013 #16
tjwash Apr 2013 #15
arely staircase Apr 2013 #17
tjwash Apr 2013 #33
Dash87 Apr 2013 #19
Dash87 Apr 2013 #18
Jennicut Apr 2013 #20
TroglodyteScholar Apr 2013 #21
alp227 Apr 2013 #22
librechik Apr 2013 #23
Fumesucker Apr 2013 #24
Initech Apr 2013 #25
stevenleser Apr 2013 #28
The Straight Story Apr 2013 #30
Behind the Aegis Apr 2013 #31
arely staircase Apr 2013 #32

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:03 AM

1. For whatever reasons the internet really is a hotbed of antisemitism and nazi shit.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:08 AM

2. Youtube comments...

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Response to DanTex (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:18 AM

7. americans r fucken sheep

lol

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Response to DanTex (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:27 AM

9. LOL Louis Armstrong

that is a good parody of a typical you-tube page.

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Response to DanTex (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:32 AM

10. Thanks for digging that up so I didn't have to find it...

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Response to DanTex (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 10:21 AM

12. +1

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Response to DanTex (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 01:20 PM

26. I love SIMPLEPLAN2009's version of events. nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:10 AM

3. The Internet is magnifying

It gives anonymous racists and dirtbags a place to sound off. Some number of these people wouldn't say these things in real life, but many do.

The Internet is generally full of overt anonymous racists.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:12 AM

4. The internet is making people stupid

and giving the a platform for their stupidity.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:14 AM

5. More like immature children needing to get attention. n/t

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 01:46 PM

27. I.O.W., Republican sheep/voters. eom

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:17 AM

6. YouTube and Yahoo are Klan/Stormfront hotbeds.

Coward shields.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:23 AM

8. I initially came to DU, in 2002, to look for an alternate news source

where the commentary was not so ugly as Yahoo.

Nothing has changed except for the complete racism that has swept the place since the election of a certain president.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 01:49 PM

29. I've noticed that same thing. The Obama Channel is always full of

horrible spellers who come in droves and vote down every post that is even remotely pro-Obama. I wonder why the Mods of that channel don't remove them. Some are out and outright racist. If you call them on it, your post gets voted down by hordes of these asswipes. I've since stopped commenting on the Obama Channel. I don't even know if it's still up.

But they can get away with lots of schoolyard bullying and immature F-bombing. Try to retaliate with level-headed reasoning and your post disappears.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 10:20 AM

11. Why would YouTube be any different from the rest of the internet?

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 10:33 AM

13. Any open forum with a 'comments section' is a pit of cruelty and ignorance;

yahoo "news" is a good example.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 10:35 AM

14. Yes, and every other type of wacko extremist.

I just avoid the comments.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 11:02 AM

16. I have avoided them all these years, not for any reason

I just never paid attention to them. I go there to watch videos not read opinions. DU is really the only place I do that. I just happened to scroll down a bit yesterday and holy mary mother of god.

but I am not going to avoid youtube, just going back to avoiding the comments.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 10:36 AM

15. You forgot the young earth creationists, canopy theorists, and holy-armchair-warriors

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Response to tjwash (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 11:08 AM

17. i just google canopy theorists and have literally been laughing out loud

nt

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 09:31 PM

33. some guy was talking about how they found chariot wheels a couple years ago in the red sea

they are the same brand of crazy - the intertubes bring them all together nicely

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Response to tjwash (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 12:37 PM

19. Don't forget the chemtrail people.

I had one tell me that airplane contrails are impossible and have never existed.
-__-

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 12:36 PM

18. Because most of them are 12 or trolls.

They just say things to piss people off, especially since trolling has become trendy as of late.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 01:01 PM

20. The commenters on youtube are a combination of the cesspool of the earth, conspiracy theorists

and a lot of bored teenagers and people in their early 20's. I like it for it's easy access to lots of different types of videos. But I always need a lobotomy after 5 minutes of reading the comments. If you want even worse and want your mind to be scarred for life, try the "b" section of 4chan. Brain bleaching afterward is required.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 01:06 PM

21. Yes.

The thing many people don't know, though, is that these people are all either 12 years old or "functioning" at that mental level. Just skip the comments. Those people are beyond help.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 01:10 PM

22. Yes, as I explained further in this thread in Sept.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021431662

Ever seen that spam comment "Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white" in ANY youtube video about race even on progressive channels like David Pakman, Thom Hartmann, and The Young Turks?

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 01:11 PM

23. oooooh, yeah. n/t

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 01:15 PM

24. I rarely watch political videos on Youtube

Indeed, I find it difficult to sit through any video that has people talking, the input is just too damn slow, I feel like I'm watching in s l o w m o t i o n.

You can expect stupid and disgusting posts on political videos, comes with the territory. If you want really nasty try reading the comments to just about any newspaper website.

It's mostly concerts and other music I watch on Youtube and while the comments can get fairly nasty sometimes they're not nearly at the level of ignorance and hate of those on the political videos.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 01:16 PM

25. The Comment Blocker add on for Firefox has saved my sanity.

It's definitely a worth while add on.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 01:48 PM

28. Unfortunately, yes.

Really sad.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 01:50 PM

30. Probably a fair share of them are teens trolling for the heck of it

To see who can be more ridiculous than the other.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:28 PM

31. Not at all uncommon.

Though, it is surprising the number of Holocaust deniers that spew on those sites. Many, however, aren't really "deniers" but more "minimizers."

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #31)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:42 PM

32. yeah, a lot of what i saw was "minimizing" not "denying" also

a lot of blaming WWII on the Allies. moderate Nazis? regardless one wonders (well not really) what motivates someone to take that sort of unsupportable revisionist position

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