W H A T (one of my favorite albums was just tagged as "inappropriate/offensive")
Posted: Posted December 19th, 2017 by nullfather
Today, upon trying to share a YouTube link of one of my favorite albums with someone, I discovered that the video has been reported as offensive or inappropriate.
Certain features have been disabled for this video
In response to user reports, we have disabled some features, such as comments, sharing, and suggested videos, because this video contains content that may be inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.
I clicked the "Learn More" link and was taken to a page that says:
Our Community Guidelines prohibit hate speech that either promotes violence or has the primary purpose of inciting hatred against individuals or groups based on certain attributes. YouTube also prohibits content intended to recruit for terrorist organizations, incite violence, celebrate terrorist attacks, or otherwise promote acts of terrorism. Some borderline videos, such as those containing inflammatory religious or supremacist content without a direct call to violence or a primary purpose of inciting hatred, may not cross these lines for removal. Following user reports, if our review teams determine that a video is borderline under our policies, it may have some features disabled.
What the actual fuck?
This is some of the most tenuous moderation I've ever seen. What in the hell is offensive about this album? It's ironpill as fuck and that's about it. It's nothing even remotely close to any of the actual nationalist/supremacist metal that's out there - I've never seen any of the other metal I listen to get flagged like this, including the album Noontide, which literally has a swastika on the cover. Are the themes of virtue, heroism and power in Hero so fucking offensive that they felt justified in cutting it off from related videos, disallowing comments and even deactivating the stats? What is "inflammatory or supremacist" about this album?
Fertile is the mind tilled with steel.
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