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byronius

(7,463 posts)
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 03:38 AM Feb 2021

Randi Rhodes was suspended from YouTube for showing the Impeachment Manager's video.

For ninety days. No violation of any policy, just a rebroadcast of that excellent 13 minutes.

I have to say, this gives me pause. I don't watch Randi on YouTube, I just download the podcast everyday. She's my go-to for extraordinarily well-informed news analysis; there's a reason Walter Cronkite was one of her biggest fans.

As far as I know YouTube let the MagaNazis run rampant and allowed thousands of auto-registered Russian 'American Patriot' news channels broadcast bullshit every single day until they saw the political winds change and then did too little too late; but for them to shut down Randi like this is a bit of an act of darkness in my book. The 'algorithms' seem suspiciously un-American to me.

I don't have a great deal of trust in mass social media as it is -- haven't touched Facebook in a few years, and let my Twitter account go dormant. I stick to the mighty Democratic Underground, Randi Rhodes (who led me here in 2004), and the Majority Report with Sam Seder -- which means I'm more tuned in to hard fact than most people.

I'm going to write a little letter to [email protected] just because. One spark against the behemoth probably means nothing, but I'll do it anyway. I love Randi Rhodes, always have and always will. Sharpest knife in the drawer, that excellent human. She keeps my moral compass tuned up.

But this event makes me wonder who's home at YouTube. Algorithm Schmalgorithm, some human is picking and choosing, and this particular suspension is a bad sign that gives me a bad feeling.

There is no such thing as both sides. There's right and there's wrong, and it's pretty GODDAMNED OBVIOUS if you can think critically and have some decent history and a little solid science under your belt.

Hmmmmm. They've got me thinking things I don't think they want me thinking. Okay, YouTube. This was a mistake. I read about but didn't consume any of the Insurrectionist crap you let infect my nation, but now that you've messed with my media feed I see you a lot more clearly. This issue just jumped up a few notches on my list.

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Randi Rhodes was suspended from YouTube for showing the Impeachment Manager's video. (Original Post) byronius Feb 2021 OP
You nailed it mate, TY! arthritisR_US Feb 2021 #1
That's ridiculous, I hope it gets sorted, Randi is fantastic. OnDoutside Feb 2021 #2
seems like there is more to the story?? Lots of shows are put up on you tube. seems strange. riversedge Feb 2021 #3
I'm watching it on her channel DanieRains Feb 2021 #4
Maybe there were a lot of alerts which resulted in automatic shut down JI7 Feb 2021 #5
I just checked on my phone, it's up right now, but with an "offensive content" warning pop-up box. SunSeeker Feb 2021 #6
Think Again Roy Rolling Feb 2021 #7
Received and noted. byronius Feb 2021 #13
Ha! And wrong. SlogginThroughIt Feb 2021 #14
Social media was never meant to become political. Aussie105 Feb 2021 #8
Huh? Mike Nelson Feb 2021 #9
i assume her channel is monetized. you're not allowed much swearing if monetized. uncle ray Feb 2021 #10
Just curious.... quickesst Feb 2021 #11
She talks about that event. byronius Feb 2021 #12
Although I still have no desire to follow her quickesst Feb 2021 #16
You can watch it on You Tube simply by typing Impeachment Managers' video. cwydro Feb 2021 #15
The suspension appears to have been lifted. and her channel restored. byronius Feb 2021 #17

JI7

(89,663 posts)
5. Maybe there were a lot of alerts which resulted in automatic shut down
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 05:17 AM
Feb 2021

based on what other people who post YouTube videos have said it's not uncommon for disputes to happen and appeal to YouTube and get their accounts and videos up again.

SunSeeker

(52,476 posts)
6. I just checked on my phone, it's up right now, but with an "offensive content" warning pop-up box.
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 05:26 AM
Feb 2021

Just tap "CONFIRM" and you can watch the video.


Roy Rolling

(7,037 posts)
7. Think Again
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 05:57 AM
Feb 2021

“They've got me thinking things I don't think they want me thinking.”

Please reconsider. This is borderline conspiracy theory stuff. YouTube’s actions here are entirely mundane, there is no Big Tech algorithm out to get us. 😁😜

That’s the other camp’s excuse.

Aussie105

(5,776 posts)
8. Social media was never meant to become political.
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 06:17 AM
Feb 2021

Once someone saw it as a way of disseminating unverified and often biased political 'news', it became as valuable as a source of anything as Fox. That is, no value at all.

Those who run social media have no idea of how to reduce political 'news' of a dubious nature. And no intention of doing so.


Needless to say, I'm not on Twitter, Facebook, or Parlor.

Mike Nelson

(10,136 posts)
9. Huh?
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 06:18 AM
Feb 2021

... I wanted to see it again and YouTube had the video... don't understand why it would be banned.

quickesst

(6,294 posts)
11. Just curious....
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 08:34 AM
Feb 2021

....and have not heard anything since I do not follow her, but does she still believe Hillary Clinton is a fucking whore?

byronius

(7,463 posts)
12. She talks about that event.
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:16 AM
Feb 2021

And no, she doesn't. She's had dinner with the Clintons, interviewed Bill a few times, partied with them. The comment was made as part of a stand-up comedy event in the peak of primary season, and people who were there didn't take it the way it sounds.

Yeah, I get that it changed her career path. Doesn't change the fact that she's brilliant.

quickesst

(6,294 posts)
16. Although I still have no desire to follow her
Thu Feb 11, 2021, 12:07 PM
Feb 2021

... thanks for the information. Good they patched things up. Shows real character on Hillary's part.

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