PragerU is an online media company created by conservative radio host Dennis Prager. It was designed to educate students alternative, non-progressive takes on history, civics and other social issues. Some of their released videos are highly popular, such as their latest video titled “The Dark Art of Political Intimidation.” It was posted on YouTube last week by WSJ columnist Kimberly Strassel as a PragerU lecture.
However, YouTube has begun placing limitations and restrictions on conservative videos such as the PragerU lecture. “Within several hours of PragerU posting the video,” said a WSJ editorial, YouTube placed it in ‘restricted mode,’ making it inaccessible to schools, libraries and young Americans whose parents have enabled YouTube technology filters.”
PragerU consists of 100 or so videos, yet YouTube has restricted 18 of them. There’s no cursing, no harsh language, no violence or any kind of indecency in any of them. According to YouTube representatives, “video restrictions are decided by an ‘algorithm’ that factors in ‘community flagging’ and ‘sensitive content.’”
After grievance by many conservative commenters and YouTube users about the company placing unnecessary restrictions on the video, the red labels were lifted from the lecture video. Here it is:
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