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[–] hafen 5 points -2 points (+3|-5) ago 

It is silly, but at least the videos can still be watched. They're just complaining people would need to sign in or use a modified link (why don't you think of the children!). If YouTube had removed the video, i'd been right there with them with much more support. Personally I find Prager U infuriating, because a lot of it's just right wing christian propaganda. The channel exist to tell you what's bad or good, and not fairly show two sides to have you to come to a conclusion yourself. It's often feel-good editorial type stuff that paints itself as conclusive and concrete fact, which the viewership then eats up like you wouldn't believe. It leaves out a lot of nuance and to complex subjects, uses Infantile animations and script, with even a fallacious channel name that further misleads the lowest common denominator it seems to be targeted at. Some of their videos ok, but many are fucking retarded.

I was censored in a Prager U comments section for making a lengthy comment on something the video left out, which prompted me to post an archive as proof of what happened, and then subsequently got the whole comment thread deleted. Ultimately, what Google does is their prerogative, since it's their site.

You can make age restricted videos play using a link like this or this


[–] Womb_Raider 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You mean... he does what the media does? In that case, CNN should be removed from Youtube as well.


[–] hafen 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago  (edited ago)

No one's having their content removed though. You can happily watch it by changing an account setting, or modifying the URL. If CNN uploaded something that YouTube's guidelines decided you needed to be 18 to watch, that content should be blacklisted as well.

If YouTube blacklisted them erroneously, that'd be a reason to protest. If they did break the community guidelines, we ought to either shut up or be protesting the community guidelines themselves. (Which I currently take a ton of issue with)


[–] knightwarrior41 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

who cares if he is right wing or christian,faggot! he has a right to express his views like everybody else


[–] hafen 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

The thing is, they they still can be watched just fine. Read both the statement they released, and my comment a bit more closely.

"YouTube currently lists 21 PragerU videos--over 10% of our entire collection--under "restricted mode." Many families enable restricted mode in order to keep inappropriate and objectionable adult and sexual content away from their children--not to prevent them from watching animated, age-appropriate, educational videos."

I said at the very start that I agree what you youtube's doing is kinda silly, and that once in a blue moon they can put out a video that isn't total garbage. If YouTube blacklisted them erroneously, that'd be a reason to protest. If the the community guidelines were broken, (instead of crying and begging for an exception to the rules) we need to either shut up, or start protesting the community guidelines themselves. (Which I currently take a ton of issue with)

Prager U is just a little pissed that their propaganda will be slightly less effective at reaching children and illiterate adults. When you have retards falling for childish cartoons, grossly simplified issues, and a lispy narrator making several fallacious arguments, I can see them worried about their dumbass audience not knowing how to change a fucking URL or account setting. That or they're complaining about it interfering with some insane helicopter parents ability to protect their kid from YouTube "porn".

Don't believe me about Prager U? Have a gander at some of their vids. Some videos they make, and comments sections they breed, can be home to astounding displays of ignorance.

Shouldn't take long.