YouTube restores censored historical videos after protests


This video is about the liberation of Alkmaar city in the Netherlands by the Canadian army from the German nazi occupiers in May 1945.

Yesterday, YouTube censored it, along with the whole YouTube channel of the Alkmaar regional archive, supposedly for ‘hatemongering’.

This YouTube censorship caused lots of protests; according to the archive, many of the protests came from the USA.

Today, Dutch NOS TV reports (translated):

The YouTube channel of the Alkmaar Regional Archive is back online, including images from the Second World War. The video platform had previously taken the channel offline due to alleged hate speech.

Marc Alphenaar of the archive discovered this morning that the channel was available again. “I didn’t get a message from YouTube about it, but I had messages on my phone from people who saw that it was there again. This is a nice way to wake up”, he said to regional broadcasters NH Nieuws.

It would have been strange if the ‘hatemongers’ of this historical archive would have been banned permanently, while the real hatemongers of the YouTube channel of the Dutch neonazi party Nederlandse Volks-Unie are still on the Internet. YouTube is an affiliate of Google corporation.

British teachers trying to educate about fascism hit by [Youtube] service’s new policy on hate speech: here.

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7 thoughts on “YouTube restores censored historical videos after protests

  1. Pingback: YouTube restores censored historical videos after protests | sdbast

  2. YouTube even censored pro-NATO Bellingcat for a short time.

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