Mark Dice uses Pig Latin. Amazing Lucas uses code words. Steven Crowder has removed several videos. Even the sweetest conservative Lauren Chen has to self-censor herself. YouTube has become TheyTube (a la the Rowdy Piper movie They Live).
YouTube allows music videos from people like Kanye West and Beyonce on its online video service to have filthy lyrics and obscene graphics. They are governed under little or no restrictions.
For ordinary folks who call themselves independent content creators, Youtube has a different set of rules. There are community guidelines, unwritten rules, copyright strikes, demonetization, and shadow-banning.
Gag.com is a Twitter alternative but it is always mentioned in mainstream media as a right-wing extremist platform and consequently was forced out of payment gateways.
YouTube alternatives such as BitChute (https://www.bitchute.com/) have been spared that kind of attack because they are yet to overcome bandwidth and cost hurdles. Bitchute is hoping to survive on donations and p2p technologies. Sites like DailyMotion and MetaCafe have been there for a long time but they do not seem to have the audience that YouTube has. The new upstarts like Bitchute are trying to create a mass-market following that Dailymotion et al have been unable to attract.
I tested these YouTube alternatives. The videos are slow. (I am unable to stream YouTube so imagine how slow the alternatives are.) One new alternative is CocoScope.com. It is surprisingly fast.
Interestingly, it was created by an erotic model and Youtuber who goes by the name Piper Blush. She is surprisingly well-informed about the technical and business aspects of the fraud known as YouTube. Just listen to her. What is more surprising is that this rebellion has come from a woman who has voluntarily “submitted” herself to a “master” and wears a collar to show it to the world. Shame on all Youtubers!
In part one, I revealed that the experiment is not about you. It’s about YouTube… I decided to go to Community Guidelines school. You heard me right. I took my big backpack filled with all of the knowledge I had acquired in my first year at YouTube plus I took a few extracurricular courses with the YouTube counselor assigned to my channel. She told me all of the elements I needed to change to be back in YouTube’s good graces. She even went as far as to tell me my channel wasn’t the real issue here. YouTube didn’t approve of my lifestyle choices, especially me not wearing a bra, being submissive and most importantly most of my viewers were male. This was reconfirmed yesterday when my part one video was age-restricted by YouTube. I’m not surprised I wasn’t wearing a bra.
By the way, these rules don’t apply to music videos. YouTube’s VEVO has different rules… Don’t you think it’s unfair that creators much like myself and all of the other creators on YouTube that are not musicians…
I created an entirely new channel right here on YouTube from scratch… I respected all of YouTube’s rules and Community Guidelines. I wore a bra to hide my nipples. I wore a turtleneck to hide my collar. I never spoke of submission or anything related to my lifestyle choices. I never ever posted a link to my personal website or refer to it verbally because YouTube analyzes every word. I even made new social media like Facebook Instagram and Twitter to be linked to this new channel. It was a fresh start with no ties no traces to my past lives or channels and I told no one. If you did find me because this channel now has a little over 5,000 subscribers now.
Are you ready for this? Open your ears. After a week, my new channel made all of the monetization requirements so I enable channel monetization. As I flip the switch, all of the money icons popped up. Before even they were turned on, they were already all yellow. [Not qualified for monetization.]
To be honest, I wasn’t surprised. I predicted it. YouTube is owned by Google one of the biggest whale of data and privacy policies in the world. Don’t be misled. They are no different than Facebook. YouTube keeps all of your information all of your videos – the public, the unlisted, the private, even the deleted ones. They cross-reference all of this information with technologies such as facial recognition, voice recognition and automatic closed caption.
… I was right all along. As soon as you open a new channel, YouTube accesses all of your information. They know who you are before you even publish your very first video. You can never escape your past. It confirmed my fears. Once YouTube has placed you in their bad creator list, you can never go on to the good list again, even if you start from nothing and change everything. YouTube doesn’t give out second chances. Keep in mind that there are too many videos for the number of ads to run. They don’t need more creators. They already have their preferred creators. There’s more. I haven’t told you everything yet.
I had all of this figured out in mid-january 2018. About 6 months in the Piper Blush experiment, I realized, I could not depend on YouTube to provide me with a sustainable source of income. So, I explored the alternatives to youtube like patreon and twitch only to realize that the same problem always occurred. Creators were putting their 3 meals a day, their homes, their source of income, their whole life really in the hands of mega-corporations. Hmmm. Three different names – YouTube, patreon, twitch. All the same none of them provide creators with the financial security and liberty of expression that they really need.
Once a creator publishes a video, he or she is subjected to the fear of it being degraded by other creators, removed for censorship reason, or worst demonetized. So, I took all of the money I had left in my bank account and hired a firm to realize my vision of the perfect video platform. I have been working on this alternative to YouTube for the past ten months. The need for a platform made by creators for creators is now we cannot continue to live our lives with this unshakeable fear that we’re just slaves working for these mega corporations. They make the decisions there is no appealing them. They choose your faith so why trust them?
I present you CocoScope.com where creators can host and monetize their content without fear of censorship CocoScope is still in alpha. That’s why I need your support. I need the help of everyone watching. You might not be a creator but you can make a difference in a creator’s life by telling them about CocoScope by joining our forces we can create a community where creators can express themselves freely, where subscribers can support channels into making more videos and where watchers can give their views to the content that they enjoy.
I invite you to go to CocoScope and share the platform on your social medias. Spread the word with anyone you think would benefit from a censorship free platform.
The site says it is easy for content creators to monetize their videos and they will not censor anything.
- Clear Content Rules: You don’t have to worry about your videos suddenly being removed because you didn’t follow some vague community guideline.
- Instant Monetization: No need to wait for us to approve you – create your account and you are ready for business.
- Public and Exclusive Videos: Cocoscope allows you to host both public videos and videos available only to your paying subscribers, with no restrictions or limits, for free.
CocoScope, as it is now, has some rough edges but the videos are not stalling. Sites like this will be useful only if online video content creators focus on developing their own closed networks (audience) and jealously guard it. They should not let video platforms control it. This can be done by having an independent website and relying on the anonymous RSS technology as the mode of subscription, as explained in my blog post “How YouTubers can beat Google censorship of their channel” (https://moralvolcano.wordpress.com/2020/01/18/how-youtubers-can-beat-google-censorship-of-their-channel/).
The transcript was provided by DownSub.com.
Over the past few weeks, Western media have mocked the Chinese state for censoring innocuous words on Weibo, the Chinese Twitter alternative. This is despite the clamour in the West for cracking down on alternative news sites and ideas.
Skeptical as I was, I searched for the same words on the Chinese search engine Baidu. Nope, no sign of censorship. Western media claimed the number 1984 has been banned. Baidu had no problem with it either.
Meanwhile, CNN campaigned that YouTube shut down Alex Jones’ Info Wars channel and also contacted advertisers for their comments. YouTube then suspended/purged several channels. Even gun hobbyists channels felt compelled to move to a popular pawn streaming site.
Then came the famous Chinese eye-rolling video. A female journalist at a business news website rolled her eyes in frustration at a long-winded and obviously pre-scripted question at an official Chinese state press conference. Xi’s power grab has been in motion for a few years now but Western media is quick to hang him. This happens even while police, intelligence agencies and every petty government department in the West is arming itself with ever more surveillance and autocratic powers.
What’s so unusual about a pre-scripted question? Anyone who has watched Obama’s press meets and interviews knows that it was all a charade. American journalists would shamelessly applaud him and laugh at his lamest jokes. It was only when he would tour abroad that he would get a dose of reality. Obama looks like a kid whose candy has been taken away from him.
Note how a lone American journalist, out of habit probably, tries trigger a clapping frenzy.
Indian media used to be apolitical, as competition is fierce. Somehow, Modi has conquered them. Everyone in the media is afraid. Of what, we don’t know.
When Kapil Sibal gave his press conference on the mysterious deaths of three other people in the Judge Loya case, it was reported live in the afternoon. But by evening, all news channels avoided any mention. Next day, newspaper vaguely alluded to some issues in the case and that Congress party demanded a thorough investigation. They all printed a PTI report that was misleadingly brief. Total and absolute self-censorship!
Attention WBC & CBFC: Spare us the details. In this case, ignorance would be bliss.
Like the IT forms, the mandatory CBFC certificate displayed before screening of a movie seems to come with some extra pages. Or, this is something new. Anyway, the Warner Bros Channel showed this before the movie “The Grownups 2”. It seems to be below par for an Adam Sandler movie, which is typically awash with toilet humor & sex gags.
Obligatory link to my post “A scissors-free solution for film certification by the CBFC” (https://moralvolcano.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/a-scissors-free-solution-for-film-certification-by-cbfc/)
Uses the “greater common good” argument.
For a man who claims to have been repeatedly prevented from writing the truth by corporates, this is rich. Time to come out of the closet and admit you are a Commie, Mr. Mehta.